How to Plot Loss with Pytorch

How to Plot Loss with Pytorch

This tutorial will show you how to plot loss with Pytorch. You will learn how to:
– Choose the right plot type
– Prepare your data
– Customize your plot

Check out this video for more information:

Introduction

In this tutorial, we’ll be using Pytorch to train a convolutional neural network to recognize either sign language letters or images of handwritten digits. We’ll closely follow Pytorch’s own60 minute blitz tutorial, which you can read more about [here](https://pytorch.org/tutorials/beginner/blitz/cifar10_tutorial.html#sphx-glr-beginner-blitz-cifar10-tutorial-py). The dataset that we’ll be using can be downloaded from [here](https://www.kaggle.com/datamunge/sign-language-mnist).

What is Pytorch?

Pytorch is a python-based scientific computing package that is similar to NumPy, but with the added power of GPUs. It is frequently used for applications such as natural language processing.

What is Loss?

Before we get too far into how to plot loss with Pytorch, let’s take a step back and understand what loss is. Essentially, loss quantifies how far off our model’s predictions are from the true values. The objective of training a model is to minimize loss so that our predictions are as close to the true values as possible.

There are many different types of loss functions (e.g. MSE, MAE, cross entropy), but for the sake of simplicity, let’s focus on MSE (mean squared error) for now. MSE loss is calculated by taking the mean of the squared difference between our prediction and the true value:

MSE = 1/n * Σ(prediction – true)^2

where n is the number of samples.

Now that we have a understanding of what loss is, let’s move on to how we can plot it using Pytorch.

What is a Plot?

At its simplest, a plot is a graphical representation of data. In math, we use graphs all the time to visualize relationships between variables. In statistics, we use plots to understand distributions and relationships between variables. And in machine learning, we use plots to help us understand our models.

There are many different types of plots, but we’ll focus on two of the most common ones: line plots and scatter plots. Line plots are useful for showing the relationship between two variables when one variable is categorical (such as color) and the other is numerical (such as weight). Scatter plots are useful for showing the relationship between two variables when both variables are numerical.

How to Use Pytorch to Plot Loss

If you’re training a model with Pytorch, chances are you’re also plotting your losses using Matplotlib. If that’s the case, there’s an easy way to plot your losses using Pytorch: simply supply a Pytorch DataLoader instance as an argument to Matplotlib’s plot function.

This trick is demonstrated in the following code snippet:

“`
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import torch

# Load your data
dataloader = torch.utils.data.DataLoader(…)

# Get the losses from the dataloader
losses = [x[‘loss’] for x in dataloader]

# Plot the losses
plt.plot(losses)
plt.show()

Tips for Plotting Loss with Pytorch

If you’re training a model in Pytorch, you’ll want to visualize the training and validation loss as the model trains. Here are a few tips to make sure your loss plots are accurate and helpful.

##1. Use the right scale
Make sure your y-axis is on the correct scale. To do this, look at the range of your data and make sure the plot is using a similar range. For example, if your loss values are between 0 and 1, make sure your y-axis is also between 0 and 1. This will ensure that your plot is an accurate representation of your data.

##2. Use a logarithmic scale
If you’re working with large numbers, it can be helpful to use a logarithmic scale on your y-axis. This will compress the range of your data and make it easier to visualize. To do this in Pytorch, simply use the ‘logy’ argument when calling the ‘plot’ function.

##3.Add error bars
Adding error bars to your plot can help show the variability in your data points. This is particularly helpful when you have multiple data points for each training epoch. To add error bars in Pytorch, use the ‘yerr’ argument when calling the ‘plot’ function. You can also specify the width of the error bars using the ‘lw’ argument

Following these tips will help ensure that your loss plots are accurate and helpful representations of your data

How to Interpret the Plot

When training your neural network with Pytorch, you can use the module torchvision.utils to help you interpret the results of training. This module contains functions for plotting your training progress, which can be very helpful in understanding how your network is learning. In this article, we’ll show you how to use the function plot_loss to visualize your training and test results.

First, let’s define a simple neural network:

import torch
import torch.nn as nn
import torchvision.utils as vutils

class Net(nn.Module):

def __init__(self):

super(Net, self).__init__()

self.conv1 = nn.Conv2d(3, 16, 3)

self.conv2 = nn.Conv2d(16, 32, 3)

self.fc1 = nn.Linear(32*5*5, 128)

self.fc2 = nn.Linear(128, 10)

def forward(self, x):

x = F.relu(self.conv1(x))

x = F.relu(self.conv2(x))

x = x.view(-1, 32*5*5) # flatten the input

x = F .relu (self .fc1 (x)) # first fully connected layer

x= self .fc2 (x) # second fully connected layer

return x

Conclusion

In this post, we demonstrated how to plot loss using Pytorch. We also showed how to save and load models in Pytorch. Finally, we visualized the accuracy of our predictions.

Further Reading

If you want to learn more about plotting loss with Pytorch, check out the following resources:

-The Pytorch Documentation on Plotting Loss: https://pytorch.org/docs/stable/notes/extending.html#plotting-loss
-Plotting Loss in Pytorch (tutorial): https://towardsdatascience.com/plotting-loss-in-pytorch-c7f3867d206c

References

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