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Theano 0.9.0rc1

Optimizing compiler for evaluating mathematical expressions on CPUs and GPUs.

Theano is a Python library that allows you to define, optimize, and efficiently evaluate mathematical expressions involving multi-dimensional arrays. It is built on top of NumPy. Theano features:

  • tight integration with NumPy: a similar interface to NumPy’s. numpy.ndarrays are also used internally in Theano-compiled functions.
  • transparent use of a GPU: perform data-intensive computations up to 140x faster than on a CPU (support for float32 only).
  • efficient symbolic differentiation: Theano can compute derivatives for functions of one or many inputs.
  • speed and stability optimizations: avoid nasty bugs when computing expressions such as log(1 + exp(x)) for large values of x.
  • dynamic C code generation: evaluate expressions faster.
  • extensive unit-testing and self-verification: includes tools for detecting and diagnosing bugs and/or potential problems.

Theano has been powering large-scale computationally intensive scientific research since 2007, but it is also approachable enough to be used in the classroom (IFT6266 at the University of Montreal).

Release Notes

Theano 0.9.0rc1 (20th of February, 2017)

This release extends the 0.9.0beta1 and announces the upcoming final release 0.9.

Highlights (since 0.9.0beta1):
  • Better integration of Theano+libgpuarray packages into conda distribution
  • Better handling of Windows end-lines into C codes
  • Better compatibility with NumPy 1.12
  • Faster scan optimizations
  • Fixed broadcast checking in scan
  • Bug fixes related to merge optimizer and shape inference
  • many other bug fixes and improvements
  • Updated documentation
  • New GPU back-end:
    • Value of a shared variable is now set inplace

A total of 26 people contributed to this release since 0.9.0beta1 and 118 since 0.8.0, see the list at the bottom.

Interface changes:
  • In MRG, replaced method multinomial_wo_replacement() with new method choice()
Convolution updates:
  • Implement conv2d_transpose convenience function
GPU:
  • GPUMultinomialFromUniform op now supports multiple dtypes
New features:
  • OpFromGraph now allows gradient overriding for every input
  • Added Abstract Ops for batch normalization that use cuDNN when available and pure Theano CPU/GPU alternatives otherwise
  • Added new Theano flag cuda.enabled
  • Added new Theano flag print_global_stats to print some global statistics (time spent) at the end
Others:
  • Split op now has C code for CPU and GPU
  • “theano-cache list” now includes compilation times
Committers since 0.9.0beta1:
  • Frederic Bastien
  • Benjamin Scellier
  • khaotik
  • Steven Bocco
  • Arnaud Bergeron
  • Pascal Lamblin
  • Gijs van Tulder
  • Reyhane Askari
  • Chinnadhurai Sankar
  • Vincent Dumoulin
  • Alexander Matyasko
  • Cesar Laurent
  • Nicolas Ballas
  • affanv14
  • Faruk Ahmed
  • Anton Chechetka
  • Alexandre de Brebisson
  • Amjad Almahairi
  • Dimitar Dimitrov
  • Fuchai
  • Jan Schlüter
  • Jonas Degrave
  • Mathieu Germain
  • Rebecca N. Palmer
  • Simon Lefrancois
  • valtron

Theano 0.9.0beta1 (24th of January, 2017)

This release contains a lot of bug fixes and improvements + new features, to prepare the upcoming release candidate.

Highlights:
  • Many computation and compilation speed up
  • More numerical stability by default for some graph
  • Jenkins (gpu tests run on PR in addition to daily buildbot)
  • Better handling of corner cases for theano functions and graph optimizations
  • More graph optimization (faster execution and smaller graph, so more readable)
  • Less c code compilation
  • Better Python 3.5 support
  • Better numpy 1.12 support
  • Support newer Mac and Windows version
  • Conda packages for Mac, Linux and Windows
  • Theano scripts now works on Windows
  • scan with checkpoint (trade off between speed and memory usage, useful for long sequences)
  • Added a bool dtype
  • New GPU back-end:
    • float16 storage
    • better mapping between theano device number and nvidia-smi number, using the PCI bus ID of graphic cards
    • More pooling support on GPU when cuDNN isn’t there
    • ignore_border=False is now implemented for pooling

A total of 112 people contributed to this release since 0.8.0, see the list at the bottom.

Interface changes:
  • New pooling interface
  • Pooling parameters can change at run time
  • When converting empty list/tuple, now we use floatX dtype
  • The MRG random generator now try to infer the broadcast pattern of its output
  • Move softsign out of sandbox to theano.tensor.nnet.softsign
  • Roll make the shift be modulo the size of the axis we roll on
  • Merge CumsumOp/CumprodOp into CumOp
  • round() default to the same as NumPy: half_to_even
Convolution updates:
  • Multi-cores convolution and pooling on CPU
  • New abstract 3d convolution interface similar to the 2d convolution interface
  • Dilated convolution
GPU:
  • cuDNN: support versoin 5.1 and wrap batch normalization (2d and 3d) and RNN functions
  • Multiple-GPU, synchrone update (via platoon, use NCCL)
  • GpuAdvancedSubtensor in new back-end
  • Gemv(matrix-vector product) speed up for special shape
  • Support for MaxAndArgMax for some axis combination
  • Support for solve (using cusolver), erfinv and erfcinv
  • cublas gemv workaround when we reduce on an axis with a dimensions size of 0
  • Warn user that some cuDNN algorithms may produce unexpected results in certain environments for convolution backward filter operations
New features:
  • Add gradient of solve, tensorinv (CPU), tensorsolve (CPU) searchsorted (CPU)
  • Add Multinomial Without Replacement
  • conv3d2d support full and half mode (REMOVE?)
  • Add DownsampleFactorMaxGradGrad.grad
  • Allow partial evaluation of compiled function
  • More Rop support
  • Indexing support ellipsis: a[…, 3], a[1,…,3]
  • Added theano.tensor.{tensor5,dtensor5, …}
  • compiledir_format support device
  • Added new Theano flag cmodule.age_thresh_use
Others:
  • Speed up argmax only on gpu (without also needing the max)
  • A few unfrequent bugfix
  • More stack trace in error message
  • Speed up cholesky grad
  • log(sum(exp(…))) now get stability optimized
Other more detailed changes:
  • Allow more then one output to be an destructive inplace
  • Add flag profiling.ignore_first_call, useful to profile the new gpu back-end
  • Doc/error message fixes/updates
  • More support of negative axis
  • Added the keepdims parameter to the norm function
  • Crash fixes
  • Make scan gradient more deterministic
  • Add support for space in path on Windows
  • remove ProfileMode (use Theano flag profile=True instead)
Committers since 0.8.0:
  • Frederic Bastien
  • Arnaud Bergeron
  • Pascal Lamblin
  • Ramana Subramanyam
  • Simon Lefrancois
  • Steven Bocco
  • Gijs van Tulder
  • Cesar Laurent
  • Chiheb Trabelsi
  • Chinnadhurai Sankar
  • Mohammad Pezeshki
  • Reyhane Askari
  • Alexander Matyasko
  • Alexandre de Brebisson
  • Nan Rosemary Ke
  • Pierre Luc Carrier
  • Mathieu Germain
  • Olivier Mastropietro
  • khaotik
  • Saizheng Zhang
  • Thomas George
  • Iulian Vlad Serban
  • Benjamin Scellier
  • Francesco Visin
  • Caglar
  • Harm de Vries
  • Samira Shabanian
  • Jakub Sygnowski
  • Samira Ebrahimi Kahou
  • Mikhail Korobov
  • Faruk Ahmed
  • Fei Wang
  • Jan Schlüter
  • Kv Manohar
  • Jesse Livezey
  • Kelvin Xu
  • Matt Graham
  • Ruslana Makovetsky
  • Sina Honari
  • Bryn Keller
  • Ciyong Chen
  • Nicolas Ballas
  • Vitaliy Kurlin
  • Zhouhan LIN
  • Gokula Krishnan
  • Kumar Krishna Agrawal
  • Ozan Çağlayan
  • Vincent Michalski
  • Ray Donnelly
  • Tim Cooijmans
  • Vincent Dumoulin
  • happygds
  • mockingjamie
  • Amjad Almahairi
  • Christos Tsirigotis
  • Ilya Kulikov
  • RadhikaG
  • Taesup (TS) Kim
  • Ying Zhang
  • Karthik Karanth
  • Kirill Bobyrev
  • Yang Zhang
  • Yaroslav Ganin
  • theano-bot
  • Liwei Cai
  • Morgan Stuart
  • Tim Gasper
  • Xavier Bouthillier
  • p
  • texot
  • Andrés Gottlieb
  • Ben Poole
  • Bhavishya Pohani
  • Carl Thomé
  • Evelyn Mitchell
  • Fei Zhan
  • Fábio Perez
  • Gennadiy Tupitsin
  • Gilles Louppe
  • Greg Ciccarelli
  • He
  • Huan Zhang
  • Jonas Degrave
  • Kaixhin
  • Kevin Keraudren
  • Maltimore
  • Marc-Alexandre Cote
  • Marco
  • Marius F. Killinger
  • Maxim Kochurov
  • Neil
  • Nizar Assaf
  • Rithesh Kumar
  • Rizky Luthfianto
  • Robin Millette
  • Roman Ring
  • Sander Dieleman
  • Sebastin Santy
  • Shawn Tan
  • Wazeer Zulfikar
  • Wojciech Głogowski
  • Yann N. Dauphin
  • gw0 [http://gw.tnode.com/]
  • hexahedria
  • hsintone
  • jakirkham
  • joncrall
  • root
  • superantichrist
  • tillahoffmann
  • wazeerzulfikar
  • you-n-g
 
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