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import time
import functools
import tensorflow as tf
from baselines import logger
from baselines.common import set_global_seeds, explained_variance
from baselines.common import tf_util
from baselines.common.policies import build_policy
from baselines.a2c.utils import Scheduler, find_trainable_variables
from baselines.a2c.runner import Runner
from baselines.ppo2.ppo2 import safemean
from collections import deque
from tensorflow import losses
class Model(object):
We use this class to :
- Creates the step_model
- Creates the train_model
- Make the training part (feedforward and retropropagation of gradients)
- Save load the model
def __init__(self, policy, env, nsteps,
ent_coef=0.01, vf_coef=0.5, max_grad_norm=0.5, lr=7e-4,
alpha=0.99, epsilon=1e-5, total_timesteps=int(80e6), lrschedule='linear'):
sess = tf_util.get_session()
nenvs = env.num_envs
nbatch = nenvs*nsteps
with tf.variable_scope('a2c_model', reuse=tf.AUTO_REUSE):
# step_model is used for sampling
step_model = policy(nenvs, 1, sess)
# train_model is used to train our network
train_model = policy(nbatch, nsteps, sess)
A = tf.placeholder(train_model.action.dtype, train_model.action.shape)
ADV = tf.placeholder(tf.float32, [nbatch])
R = tf.placeholder(tf.float32, [nbatch])
LR = tf.placeholder(tf.float32, [])
# Calculate the loss
# Total loss = Policy gradient loss - entropy * entropy coefficient + Value coefficient * value loss
# Policy loss
neglogpac = train_model.pd.neglogp(A)
# L = A(s,a) * -logpi(a|s)
pg_loss = tf.reduce_mean(ADV * neglogpac)
# Entropy is used to improve exploration by limiting the premature convergence to suboptimal policy.
entropy = tf.reduce_mean(train_model.pd.entropy())
# Value loss
vf_loss = losses.mean_squared_error(tf.squeeze(train_model.vf), R)
loss = pg_loss - entropy*ent_coef + vf_loss * vf_coef
# Update parameters using loss
# 1. Get the model parameters
params = find_trainable_variables("a2c_model")
# 2. Calculate the gradients
grads = tf.gradients(loss, params)
if max_grad_norm is not None:
# Clip the gradients (normalize)
grads, grad_norm = tf.clip_by_global_norm(grads, max_grad_norm)
grads = list(zip(grads, params))
# zip aggregate each gradient with parameters associated
# For instance zip(ABCD, xyza) => Ax, By, Cz, Da
# 3. Make op for one policy and value update step of A2C
trainer = tf.train.RMSPropOptimizer(learning_rate=LR, decay=alpha, epsilon=epsilon)
_train = trainer.apply_gradients(grads)
lr = Scheduler(v=lr, nvalues=total_timesteps, schedule=lrschedule)
def train(obs, states, rewards, masks, actions, values):
# Here we calculate advantage A(s,a) = R + yV(s') - V(s)
# rewards = R + yV(s')
advs = rewards - values
for step in range(len(obs)):
cur_lr = lr.value()
td_map = {train_model.X:obs, A:actions, ADV:advs, R:rewards, LR:cur_lr}
if states is not None:
td_map[train_model.S] = states
td_map[train_model.M] = masks
policy_loss, value_loss, policy_entropy, _ =
[pg_loss, vf_loss, entropy, _train],
return policy_loss, value_loss, policy_entropy
self.train = train
self.train_model = train_model
self.step_model = step_model
self.step = step_model.step
self.value = step_model.value
self.initial_state = step_model.initial_state = functools.partial(tf_util.save_variables, sess=sess)
self.load = functools.partial(tf_util.load_variables, sess=sess)
def learn(
Main entrypoint for A2C algorithm. Train a policy with given network architecture on a given environment using a2c algorithm.
network: policy network architecture. Either string (mlp, lstm, lnlstm, cnn_lstm, cnn, cnn_small, conv_only - see baselines.common/ for full list)
specifying the standard network architecture, or a function that takes tensorflow tensor as input and returns
tuple (output_tensor, extra_feed) where output tensor is the last network layer output, extra_feed is None for feed-forward
neural nets, and extra_feed is a dictionary describing how to feed state into the network for recurrent neural nets.
See baselines.common/ for more details on using recurrent nets in policies
env: RL environment. Should implement interface similar to VecEnv (baselines.common/vec_env) or be wrapped with DummyVecEnv (baselines.common/vec_env/
seed: seed to make random number sequence in the alorightm reproducible. By default is None which means seed from system noise generator (not reproducible)
nsteps: int, number of steps of the vectorized environment per update (i.e. batch size is nsteps * nenv where
nenv is number of environment copies simulated in parallel)
total_timesteps: int, total number of timesteps to train on (default: 80M)
vf_coef: float, coefficient in front of value function loss in the total loss function (default: 0.5)
ent_coef: float, coeffictiant in front of the policy entropy in the total loss function (default: 0.01)
max_gradient_norm: float, gradient is clipped to have global L2 norm no more than this value (default: 0.5)
lr: float, learning rate for RMSProp (current implementation has RMSProp hardcoded in) (default: 7e-4)
lrschedule: schedule of learning rate. Can be 'linear', 'constant', or a function [0..1] -> [0..1] that takes fraction of the training progress as input and
returns fraction of the learning rate (specified as lr) as output
epsilon: float, RMSProp epsilon (stabilizes square root computation in denominator of RMSProp update) (default: 1e-5)
alpha: float, RMSProp decay parameter (default: 0.99)
gamma: float, reward discounting parameter (default: 0.99)
log_interval: int, specifies how frequently the logs are printed out (default: 100)
**network_kwargs: keyword arguments to the policy / network builder. See baselines.common/ and arguments to a particular type of network
For instance, 'mlp' network architecture has arguments num_hidden and num_layers.
# Get the nb of env
nenvs = env.num_envs
policy = build_policy(env, network, **network_kwargs)
# Instantiate the model object (that creates step_model and train_model)
model = Model(policy=policy, env=env, nsteps=nsteps, ent_coef=ent_coef, vf_coef=vf_coef,
max_grad_norm=max_grad_norm, lr=lr, alpha=alpha, epsilon=epsilon, total_timesteps=total_timesteps, lrschedule=lrschedule)
if load_path is not None:
# Instantiate the runner object
runner = Runner(env, model, nsteps=nsteps, gamma=gamma)
epinfobuf = deque(maxlen=100)
# Calculate the batch_size
nbatch = nenvs*nsteps
# Start total timer
tstart = time.time()
for update in range(1, total_timesteps//nbatch+1):
# Get mini batch of experiences
obs, states, rewards, masks, actions, values, epinfos =
policy_loss, value_loss, policy_entropy = model.train(obs, states, rewards, masks, actions, values)
nseconds = time.time()-tstart
# Calculate the fps (frame per second)
fps = int((update*nbatch)/nseconds)
if update % log_interval == 0 or update == 1:
# Calculates if value function is a good predicator of the returns (ev > 1)
# or if it's just worse than predicting nothing (ev =< 0)
ev = explained_variance(values, rewards)
logger.record_tabular("nupdates", update)
logger.record_tabular("total_timesteps", update*nbatch)
logger.record_tabular("fps", fps)
logger.record_tabular("policy_entropy", float(policy_entropy))
logger.record_tabular("value_loss", float(value_loss))
logger.record_tabular("explained_variance", float(ev))
logger.record_tabular("eprewmean", safemean([epinfo['r'] for epinfo in epinfobuf]))
logger.record_tabular("eplenmean", safemean([epinfo['l'] for epinfo in epinfobuf]))
return model
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