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Example Models

The PEDL distribution contains several example experiments in the examples/ subdirectory. Each experiment consists of a single model definition and one or more experiment configurations.

Framework Dataset
Keras CIFAR-10 CNN
Keras IMDb
Keras (Simple Model Definition) MNIST
Keras (Functional API) MNIST
PyTorch CIFAR-10 CNN
TensorFlow CIFAR-10 CNN
TensorFlow MNIST
TensorFlow (Estimator API) MNIST

Custom Plots with Jupyter

The PEDL WebUI includes native support for several plots, but for more complex analysis of experiment metadata, customers can use the plotting functionality provided by Jupyter notebooks. An example notebook is provided in the examples/notebooks directory. The example describes how to obtain PEDL experiment metadata in CSV format (by running the pedl CLI) and then demonstrates how to plot several graphs using the Python plotnine library.

TensorBoard Integration

This example shows how to use PEDL with TensorBoard to visualize training and/or validation metrics. TensorBoard can be used with PEDL experiments that use TensorFlow, or Keras experiments that use the TensorFlow backend.

To configure TensorBoard with PEDL, follow these steps:

  1. Set up a directory on a shared file system for TensorBoard event files, e.g. /mnt/tensorboard. All agents must be able to write to this directory.
  2. Add an entry to the experiment config to ensure that the shared directory is mounted into each trial container. In this example, we use /tensorboard as the container path:
      - host_path: /mnt/tensorboard
        container_path: /tensorboard
  3. Implement the callbacks() interface in your model definition using pedl.callback.TensorBoard. Use your container_path (/tensorboard in this example) as the log_directory argument.
    from pedl.frameworks.tensorflow import TensorBoard
    class MNISTTrial(EstimatorTrial):
       def callbacks(self, hparams):
           return TensorBoard("/tensorboard")
  4. Start TensorBoard using the host_path from step 2 to view the experiment metrics as the experiment is running or after it has ended.
    tensorboard --logdir=/mnt/tensorboard