Previously in `1_notmnist.ipynb`

, we created a pickle with formatted datasets for training, development and testing on the notMNIST dataset.

The goal of this assignment is to progressively train deeper and more accurate models using TensorFlow.

```
In [1]:
```# These are all the modules we'll be using later. Make sure you can import them
# before proceeding further.
from __future__ import print_function
import numpy as np
import tensorflow as tf
from six.moves import cPickle as pickle
from six.moves import range

First reload the data we generated in `1_notmnist.ipynb`

.

```
In [2]:
```pickle_file = 'notMNIST.pickle'
with open(pickle_file, 'rb') as f:
save = pickle.load(f)
train_dataset = save['train_dataset']
train_labels = save['train_labels']
valid_dataset = save['valid_dataset']
valid_labels = save['valid_labels']
test_dataset = save['test_dataset']
test_labels = save['test_labels']
del save # hint to help gc free up memory
print('Training set', train_dataset.shape, train_labels.shape)
print('Validation set', valid_dataset.shape, valid_labels.shape)
print('Test set', test_dataset.shape, test_labels.shape)

```
```

Reformat into a shape that's more adapted to the models we're going to train:

- data as a flat matrix,
- labels as float 1-hot encodings.

```
In [3]:
```image_size = 28
num_labels = 10
def reformat(dataset, labels):
dataset = dataset.reshape((-1, image_size * image_size)).astype(np.float32)
# Map 0 to [1.0, 0.0, 0.0 ...], 1 to [0.0, 1.0, 0.0 ...]
labels = (np.arange(num_labels) == labels[:,None]).astype(np.float32)
return dataset, labels
train_dataset, train_labels = reformat(train_dataset, train_labels)
valid_dataset, valid_labels = reformat(valid_dataset, valid_labels)
test_dataset, test_labels = reformat(test_dataset, test_labels)
print('Training set', train_dataset.shape, train_labels.shape)
print('Validation set', valid_dataset.shape, valid_labels.shape)
print('Test set', test_dataset.shape, test_labels.shape)

```
```

We're first going to train a multinomial logistic regression using simple gradient descent.

TensorFlow works like this:

First you describe the computation that you want to see performed: what the inputs, the variables, and the operations look like. These get created as nodes over a computation graph. This description is all contained within the block below:

`with graph.as_default(): ...`

Then you can run the operations on this graph as many times as you want by calling

`session.run()`

, providing it outputs to fetch from the graph that get returned. This runtime operation is all contained in the block below:`with tf.Session(graph=graph) as session: ...`

Let's load all the data into TensorFlow and build the computation graph corresponding to our training:

```
In [4]:
```# With gradient descent training, even this much data is prohibitive.
# Subset the training data for faster turnaround.
train_subset = 10000
graph = tf.Graph()
with graph.as_default():
# Input data.
# Load the training, validation and test data into constants that are
# attached to the graph.
tf_train_dataset = tf.constant(train_dataset[:train_subset, :])
tf_train_labels = tf.constant(train_labels[:train_subset])
tf_valid_dataset = tf.constant(valid_dataset)
tf_test_dataset = tf.constant(test_dataset)
# Variables.
# These are the parameters that we are going to be training. The weight
# matrix will be initialized using random valued following a (truncated)
# normal distribution. The biases get initialized to zero.
weights = tf.Variable(
tf.truncated_normal([image_size * image_size, num_labels]))
biases = tf.Variable(tf.zeros([num_labels]))
# Training computation.
# We multiply the inputs with the weight matrix, and add biases. We compute
# the softmax and cross-entropy (it's one operation in TensorFlow, because
# it's very common, and it can be optimized). We take the average of this
# cross-entropy across all training examples: that's our loss.
logits = tf.matmul(tf_train_dataset, weights) + biases
loss = tf.reduce_mean(
tf.nn.softmax_cross_entropy_with_logits(logits, tf_train_labels))
# Optimizer.
# We are going to find the minimum of this loss using gradient descent.
optimizer = tf.train.GradientDescentOptimizer(0.5).minimize(loss)
# Predictions for the training, validation, and test data.
# These are not part of training, but merely here so that we can report
# accuracy figures as we train.
train_prediction = tf.nn.softmax(logits)
valid_prediction = tf.nn.softmax(
tf.matmul(tf_valid_dataset, weights) + biases)
test_prediction = tf.nn.softmax(tf.matmul(tf_test_dataset, weights) + biases)

Let's run this computation and iterate:

```
In [5]:
```num_steps = 801
def accuracy(predictions, labels):
return (100.0 * np.sum(np.argmax(predictions, 1) == np.argmax(labels, 1))
/ predictions.shape[0])
with tf.Session(graph=graph) as session:
# This is a one-time operation which ensures the parameters get initialized as
# we described in the graph: random weights for the matrix, zeros for the
# biases.
tf.initialize_all_variables().run()
print('Initialized')
for step in range(num_steps):
# Run the computations. We tell .run() that we want to run the optimizer,
# and get the loss value and the training predictions returned as numpy
# arrays.
_, l, predictions = session.run([optimizer, loss, train_prediction])
if (step % 100 == 0):
print('Loss at step %d: %f' % (step, l))
print('Training accuracy: %.1f%%' % accuracy(
predictions, train_labels[:train_subset, :]))
# Calling .eval() on valid_prediction is basically like calling run(), but
# just to get that one numpy array. Note that it recomputes all its graph
# dependencies.
print('Validation accuracy: %.1f%%' % accuracy(
valid_prediction.eval(), valid_labels))
print('Test accuracy: %.1f%%' % accuracy(test_prediction.eval(), test_labels))

```
```

Let's now switch to stochastic gradient descent training instead, which is much faster.

The graph will be similar, except that instead of holding all the training data into a constant node, we create a `Placeholder`

node which will be fed actual data at every call of `sesion.run()`

.

```
In [6]:
```batch_size = 128
graph = tf.Graph()
with graph.as_default():
# Input data. For the training data, we use a placeholder that will be fed
# at run time with a training minibatch.
tf_train_dataset = tf.placeholder(tf.float32,
shape=(batch_size, image_size * image_size))
tf_train_labels = tf.placeholder(tf.float32, shape=(batch_size, num_labels))
tf_valid_dataset = tf.constant(valid_dataset)
tf_test_dataset = tf.constant(test_dataset)
# Variables.
weights = tf.Variable(
tf.truncated_normal([image_size * image_size, num_labels]))
biases = tf.Variable(tf.zeros([num_labels]))
# Training computation.
logits = tf.matmul(tf_train_dataset, weights) + biases
loss = tf.reduce_mean(
tf.nn.softmax_cross_entropy_with_logits(logits, tf_train_labels))
# Optimizer.
optimizer = tf.train.GradientDescentOptimizer(0.5).minimize(loss)
# Predictions for the training, validation, and test data.
train_prediction = tf.nn.softmax(logits)
valid_prediction = tf.nn.softmax(
tf.matmul(tf_valid_dataset, weights) + biases)
test_prediction = tf.nn.softmax(tf.matmul(tf_test_dataset, weights) + biases)

Let's run it:

```
In [7]:
```num_steps = 3001
with tf.Session(graph=graph) as session:
tf.initialize_all_variables().run()
print("Initialized")
for step in range(num_steps):
# Pick an offset within the training data, which has been randomized.
# Note: we could use better randomization across epochs.
offset = (step * batch_size) % (train_labels.shape[0] - batch_size)
# Generate a minibatch.
batch_data = train_dataset[offset:(offset + batch_size), :]
batch_labels = train_labels[offset:(offset + batch_size), :]
# Prepare a dictionary telling the session where to feed the minibatch.
# The key of the dictionary is the placeholder node of the graph to be fed,
# and the value is the numpy array to feed to it.
feed_dict = {tf_train_dataset : batch_data, tf_train_labels : batch_labels}
_, l, predictions = session.run(
[optimizer, loss, train_prediction], feed_dict=feed_dict)
if (step % 500 == 0):
print("Minibatch loss at step %d: %f" % (step, l))
print("Minibatch accuracy: %.1f%%" % accuracy(predictions, batch_labels))
print("Validation accuracy: %.1f%%" % accuracy(
valid_prediction.eval(), valid_labels))
print("Test accuracy: %.1f%%" % accuracy(test_prediction.eval(), test_labels))

```
```

```
In [8]:
```batch_size = 128
num_hidden_nodes = 1024
graph = tf.Graph()
with graph.as_default():
# Input data. For the training data, we use a placeholder that will be fed
# at run time with a training minibatch.
tf_train_dataset = tf.placeholder(tf.float32,
shape=(batch_size, image_size * image_size))
tf_train_labels = tf.placeholder(tf.float32, shape=(batch_size, num_labels))
tf_valid_dataset = tf.constant(valid_dataset)
tf_test_dataset = tf.constant(test_dataset)
# Variables.
weights1 = tf.Variable(
tf.truncated_normal([image_size * image_size, num_hidden_nodes]))
biases1 = tf.Variable(tf.zeros([num_hidden_nodes]))
weights2 = tf.Variable(
tf.truncated_normal([num_hidden_nodes, num_labels]))
biases2 = tf.Variable(tf.zeros([num_labels]))
# Training computation.
lay1_train = tf.nn.relu(tf.matmul(tf_train_dataset, weights1) + biases1)
logits = tf.matmul(lay1_train, weights2) + biases2
loss = tf.reduce_mean(
tf.nn.softmax_cross_entropy_with_logits(logits, tf_train_labels))
# Optimizer.
optimizer = tf.train.GradientDescentOptimizer(0.5).minimize(loss)
# Predictions for the training, validation, and test data.
train_prediction = tf.nn.softmax(logits)
lay1_valid = tf.nn.relu(tf.matmul(tf_valid_dataset, weights1) + biases1)
valid_prediction = tf.nn.softmax(tf.matmul(lay1_valid, weights2) + biases2)
lay1_test = tf.nn.relu(tf.matmul(tf_test_dataset, weights1) + biases1)
test_prediction = tf.nn.softmax(tf.matmul(lay1_test, weights2) + biases2)

```
In [9]:
```num_steps = 3001
with tf.Session(graph=graph) as session:
tf.initialize_all_variables().run()
print("Initialized")
for step in range(num_steps):
# Pick an offset within the training data, which has been randomized.
# Note: we could use better randomization across epochs.
offset = (step * batch_size) % (train_labels.shape[0] - batch_size)
# Generate a minibatch.
batch_data = train_dataset[offset:(offset + batch_size), :]
batch_labels = train_labels[offset:(offset + batch_size), :]
# Prepare a dictionary telling the session where to feed the minibatch.
# The key of the dictionary is the placeholder node of the graph to be fed,
# and the value is the numpy array to feed to it.
feed_dict = {tf_train_dataset : batch_data, tf_train_labels : batch_labels}
_, l, predictions = session.run(
[optimizer, loss, train_prediction], feed_dict=feed_dict)
if (step % 500 == 0):
print("Minibatch loss at step %d: %f" % (step, l))
print("Minibatch accuracy: %.1f%%" % accuracy(predictions, batch_labels))
print("Validation accuracy: %.1f%%" % accuracy(
valid_prediction.eval(), valid_labels))
print("Test accuracy: %.1f%%" % accuracy(test_prediction.eval(), test_labels))

```
```