class theanets.recurrent.Autoencoder(layers, loss='mse', weighted=False, rng=13)

An autoencoder network attempts to reproduce its input.


Autoencoder models default to a MSE loss. To use a different loss, provide a non-default argument for the loss keyword argument when constructing your model.


To create a recurrent autoencoder, just create a new model instance. Often you’ll provide the layer configuration at this time:

>>> model = theanets.recurrent.Autoencoder([10, (20, 'rnn'), 10])

See Creating a Model for more information.


Training data for a recurrent autoencoder takes the form of a three-dimensional array. The shape of this array is (num-examples, num-time-steps, num-variables): the first axis enumerates data points in a batch, the second enumerates time steps, and the third enumerates the variables in the model.

For instance, to create a training dataset containing 1000 examples, each with 100 time steps:

>>> inputs = np.random.randn(1000, 100, 10).astype('f')


Training the model can be as simple as calling the train() method:

>>> model.train([inputs])

See Training a Model for more information.


A model can be used to predict() the output of some input data points:

>>> test = np.random.randn(3, 200, 10).astype('f')
>>> print(model.predict(test))

Note that the test data does not need to have the same number of time steps as the training data.

Additionally, autoencoders can encode() a set of input data points:

>>> enc = model.encode(test)

See Using a Model for more information.

__init__(layers, loss='mse', weighted=False, rng=13)


__init__(layers[, loss, weighted, rng])
add_layer([layer, is_output]) Add a layer to our network graph.
add_loss([loss]) Add a loss function to the model.
build_graph([regularizers]) Connect the layers in this network to form a computation graph.
decode(z[, layer]) Decode an encoded dataset by computing the output layer activation.
encode(x[, layer, sample]) Encode a dataset using the hidden layer activations of our network.
feed_forward(x, **kwargs) Compute a forward pass of all layers from the given input.
find(which, param) Get a parameter from a layer in the network.
itertrain(train[, valid, algo, subalgo, ...]) Train our network, one batch at a time.
load(filename) Load a saved network from disk.
loss(**kwargs) Return a variable representing the regularized loss for this network.
monitors(**kwargs) Return expressions that should be computed to monitor training.
predict(x, **kwargs) Compute a forward pass of the inputs, returning the network output.
save(filename) Save the state of this network to a pickle file on disk.
score(x[, w]) Compute R^2 coefficient of determination for a given input.
set_loss(*args, **kwargs) Clear the current loss functions from the network and add a new one.
train(*args, **kwargs) Train the network until the trainer converges.
updates(**kwargs) Return expressions to run as updates during network training.


inputs A list of Theano variables for feedforward computations.
num_params Number of parameters in the entire network model.
params A list of the learnable Theano parameters for this network.
variables A list of Theano variables for loss computations.