`ScoreRBKLqp`

Inherits From: `VariationalInference`

- Class
`ed.ScoreRBKLqp`

- Class
`ed.inferences.ScoreRBKLqp`

Defined in `edward/inferences/klqp.py`

.

Variational inference with the KL divergence

\(\text{KL}( q(z; \lambda) \| p(z \mid x) ).\)

This class minimizes the objective using the score function gradient and Rao-Blackwellization.

Current Rao-Blackwellization is limited to Rao-Blackwellizing across stochastic nodes in the computation graph. It does not Rao-Blackwellize within a node such as when a node represents multiple random variables via non-scalar batch shape.

**init**

```
__init__(
latent_vars=None,
data=None
)
```

Create an inference algorithm.

: list of RandomVariable or dict of RandomVariable to RandomVariable. Collection of random variables to perform inference on. If list, each random variable will be implictly optimized using a`latent_vars`

`Normal`

random variable that is defined internally with a free parameter per location and scale and is initialized using standard normal draws. The random variables to approximate must be continuous.

`build_loss_and_gradients`

`build_loss_and_gradients(var_list)`

`finalize`

`finalize()`

Function to call after convergence.

`initialize`

```
initialize(
n_samples=1,
*args,
**kwargs
)
```

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

: int, optional. Number of samples from variational model for calculating stochastic gradients.`n_samples`

`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)`

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`

dict. Dictionary of algorithm-specific information. In this case, the loss function value after one iteration.