`GANInference`

Inherits From: `VariationalInference`

- Class
`ed.GANInference`

- Class
`ed.inferences.GANInference`

Defined in `edward/inferences/gan_inference.py`

.

Parameter estimation with GAN-style training (Goodfellow et al., 2014).

Works for the class of implicit (and differentiable) probabilistic models. These models do not require a tractable density and assume only a program that generates samples.

`GANInference`

does not support latent variable inference. Note that GAN-style training also samples from the prior: this does not work well for latent variables that are shared across many data points (global variables).

In building the computation graph for inference, the discriminator's parameters can be accessed with the variable scope "Disc".

GANs also only work for one observed random variable in `data`

.

```
z = Normal(loc=tf.zeros([100, 10]), scale=tf.ones([100, 10]))
x = generative_network(z)
inference = ed.GANInference({x: x_data}, discriminator)
```

**init**

```
__init__(
data,
discriminator
)
```

Create an inference algorithm.

: dict. Data dictionary which binds observed variables (of type`data`

`RandomVariable`

or`tf.Tensor`

) to their realizations (of type`tf.Tensor`

). It can also bind placeholders (of type`tf.Tensor`

) used in the model to their realizations.: function. Function (with parameters) to discriminate samples. It should output logit probabilities (real-valued) and not probabilities in \([0, 1]\).`discriminator`

`build_loss_and_gradients`

`build_loss_and_gradients(var_list)`

`finalize`

`finalize()`

Function to call after convergence.

`initialize`

```
initialize(
optimizer=None,
optimizer_d=None,
global_step=None,
global_step_d=None,
var_list=None,
*args,
**kwargs
)
```

Initialize inference algorithm. It initializes hyperparameters and builds ops for the algorithm's computation graph.

: str or tf.train.Optimizer, optional. A TensorFlow optimizer, to use for optimizing the generator objective. Alternatively, one can pass in the name of a TensorFlow optimizer, and default parameters for the optimizer will be used.`optimizer`

: str or tf.train.Optimizer, optional. A TensorFlow optimizer, to use for optimizing the discriminator objective. Alternatively, one can pass in the name of a TensorFlow optimizer, and default parameters for the optimizer will be used.`optimizer_d`

: tf.Variable, optional. Optional`global_step`

`Variable`

to increment by one after the variables for the generator have been updated. See`tf.train.Optimizer.apply_gradients`

.: tf.Variable, optional. Optional`global_step_d`

`Variable`

to increment by one after the variables for the discriminator have been updated. See`tf.train.Optimizer.apply_gradients`

.: list of tf.Variable, optional. List of TensorFlow variables to optimize over (in the generative model). Default is all trainable variables that`var_list`

`latent_vars`

and`data`

depend on.

`print_progress`

`print_progress(info_dict)`

Print progress to output.

`run`

```
run(
variables=None,
use_coordinator=True,
*args,
**kwargs
)
```

A simple wrapper to run inference.

- Initialize algorithm via
`initialize`

. - (Optional) Build a TensorFlow summary writer for TensorBoard.
- (Optional) Initialize TensorFlow variables.
- (Optional) Start queue runners.
- Run
`update`

for`self.n_iter`

iterations. - While running,
`print_progress`

. - Finalize algorithm via
`finalize`

. - (Optional) Stop queue runners.

To customize the way inference is run, run these steps individually.

: list, optional. A list of TensorFlow variables to initialize during inference. Default is to initialize all variables (this includes reinitializing variables that were already initialized). To avoid initializing any variables, pass in an empty list.`variables`

: bool, optional. Whether to start and stop queue runners during inference using a TensorFlow coordinator. For example, queue runners are necessary for batch training with file readers. *args, **kwargs: Passed into`use_coordinator`

`initialize`

.

`update`

```
update(
feed_dict=None,
variables=None
)
```

Run one iteration of optimization.

: dict, optional. Feed dictionary for a TensorFlow session run. It is used to feed placeholders that are not fed during initialization.`feed_dict`

: str, optional. Which set of variables to update. Either "Disc" or "Gen". Default is both.`variables`

dict. Dictionary of algorithm-specific information. In this case, the iteration number and generative and discriminative losses.

The outputted iteration number is the total number of calls to `update`

. Each update may include updating only a subset of parameters.