If you’re working with TensorFlow, you may come across PB (Protocol Buffer) files. PB files are used to store data in a structured format, and can be read into TensorFlow using the tf.io.gfile.GFile API.
In this blog post, we’ll show you how to read a PB file in TensorFlow, so that you can work with the data stored inside.
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In this tutorial, we will learn how to read a .pb file in TensorFlow. A .pb file is a TensorFlow model file which contains the data structure of the trained graph and all its weights. We can use this file to optimize and reduce the size of our trained model, or even deploy it on another platform.
We will first load the .pb file using the tf.io.gfile.GFile class. Once loaded, we will use the tf.GraphDef object to get a list of all the nodes in our graph and their respective attributes such as input/output tensors, operations, etc. We can also use this object to get a visual representation of our graph using TensorBoard. Finally, we will close the file using the tf.io.gfile.close() method.
What is a PB File?
APB file is a TensorFlow Protobuf File. Protobuf (short for “Protocol Buffer”) is a method of encoding structured data that is widely used in many industries today. It is especially popular in the area of data communications and network programming, where it can be used to exchange information between different applications and systems.
In the context of TensorFlow, a PB file contains all the information needed to restore a TensorFlow model, including:
– The structure of the model (the graph)
– The weights of the model
– The training configuration (hyperparameters)
– The state of the optimizer
How to Read a PB File in TensorFlow
TensorFlow uses the .pb file format for serializing data structures and models. The .pb file is a container for storing data in the protobuf format. Protobuf is a language-neutral, platform-neutral, extensible way of serializing structured data.
In order to read a .pb file in TensorFlow, you will need to use the tf.io.gfile.GFile class. This class provides an interface for reading and writing files in TensorFlow. In order to use this class, you will need to import the following modules:
import tensorflow as tf
from tensorflow.python.platform import gfile
The tf.io.gfile.GFile class provides methods for opening, reading, and writing files in TensorFlow. The methods that you will need to use are as follows:
open(filename, mode) – This method opens a file with the given filename and mode (see below). The mode argument is optional and defaults to ‘r’.
read(size) – This method reads size bytes from the opened file into a string and returns the string. If size is -1 or omitted, all contents of the file are read into the string.
readlines() – This method reads all lines of the opened file into a list of strings and returns the list of strings. close() – This method closes the opened file. modes – The mode argument is a string that specifies how the file should be opened:
‘r’ – Open for reading (default).
‘w’ – Open for writing; truncates existing files (use with care!).
‘a’ – Open for appending; creates the file if it does not exist yet.”’
In this article, we have learned how to read a PB file in TensorFlow. We have also seen how to use the TFRecordReader to read data from a TFRecords file.
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