TensorFlow 1.0.0-alpha

@gunan gunan released this Jan 10, 2017 · 360 commits to r1.0 since this release

Major Features and Improvements

  • TensorFlow Debugger (tfdbg): command-line interface and API.
  • New python 3 docker images added.
  • Made pip packages pypi compliant. TensorFlow can now be installed by pip install tensorflow command.
  • Android: person detection + tracking demo implementing Scalable Object
    Detection using Deep Neural Networks.
  • Android: pre-built libs are now built nightly.
  • New (experimental) Java API.

Breaking Changes to the API

  • TensorFlow/models have been moved to a separate github repository.
  • Division and modulus operators (/, //, %) now match Python (flooring)
    semantics. This applies to tf.div and tf.mod as well. To obtain forced
    integer truncation based behaviors you can use tf.truncatediv
    and tf.truncatemod.
  • tf.divide() is now the recommended division function. tf.div() will
    remain, but its semantics do not respond to Python 3 or from future
    mechanisms.
  • tf.reverse() now takes indices of axes to be reversed. E.g.
    tf.reverse(a, [True, False, True]) must now be written as
    tf.reverse(a, [0, 2]). tf.reverse_v2() will remain until 1.0 final.
  • tf.mul, tf.sub and tf.neg are deprecated in favor of tf.multiply,
    tf.subtract and tf.negative.
  • tf.pack and tf.unpack are deprecated in favor of tf.stack and
    tf.unstack.
  • TensorArray.pack and TensorArray.unpack are getting deprecated in favor of
    TensorArray.stack and TensorArray.unstack.
  • The following Python functions have had their arguments changed to use axis
    when referring to specific dimensions. We have kept the old keyword arguments
    for compatibility currently, but we will be removing them well before the
    final 1.0.
    • tf.argmax: dimension becomes axis
    • tf.argmin: dimension becomes axis
    • tf.count_nonzero: reduction_indices becomes axis
    • tf.expand_dims: dim becomes axis
    • tf.reduce_all: reduction_indices becomes axis
    • tf.reduce_any: reduction_indices becomes axis
    • tf.reduce_join: reduction_indices becomes axis
    • tf.reduce_logsumexp: reduction_indices becomes axis
    • tf.reduce_max: reduction_indices becomes axis
    • tf.reduce_mean: reduction_indices becomes axis
    • tf.reduce_min: reduction_indices becomes axis
    • tf.reduce_prod: reduction_indices becomes axis
    • tf.reduce_sum: reduction_indices becomes axis
    • tf.reverse_sequence: batch_dim becomes batch_axis, seq_dim becomes seq_axis
    • tf.sparse_concat: concat_dim becomes axis
    • tf.sparse_reduce_sum: reduction_axes becomes axis
    • tf.sparse_reduce_sum_sparse: reduction_axes becomes axis
    • tf.sparse_split: split_dim becomes axis
  • tf.listdiff has been renamed to tf.setdiff1d to match NumPy naming.
  • tf.inv has been renamed to be tf.reciprocal (component-wise reciprocal)
    to avoid confusion with np.inv which is matrix inversion
  • tf.round now uses banker's rounding (round to even) semantics to match NumPy.
  • tf.split now takes arguments in a reversed order and with different
    keywords. In particular, we now match NumPy order as
    tf.split(value, num_or_size_splits, axis).
  • tf.sparse_split now takes arguments in reversed order and with different
    keywords. In particular we now match NumPy order as
    tf.sparse_split(sp_input, num_split, axis). NOTE: we have temporarily
    made tf.sparse_split require keyword arguments.
  • Deprecated tf.concat operator. Please switch to use tf.concat_v2 for now.
    In the Beta release, we will update tf.concat to match argument order of
    tf.concat_v2.
  • tf.image.decode_jpeg by default uses the faster DCT method, sacrificing
    a little fidelity for improved speed. One can revert to the old
    behavior by specifying the attribute dct_method='INTEGER_ACCURATE'.
  • tf.complex_abs has been removed from the Python interface. tf.abs
    supports complex tensors and should be used instead.
  • Template.var_scope property renamed to .variable_scope
  • SyncReplicasOptimizer is removed and SyncReplicasOptimizerV2 renamed to SyncReplicasOptimizer.
  • tf.zeros_initializer() and tf.ones_initializer() now return a callable
    that must be called with initializer arguments, in your code replace
    tf.zeros_initializer with tf.zeros_initializer().
  • SparseTensor.shape has been renamed to SparseTensor.dense_shape. Same for
    SparseTensorValue.shape.
  • Remove old tf summary ops, like tf.scalar_summary and tf.histogram_summary.
    Use tf.summary.scalar and tf.summary.histogram instead.
  • Remove tf.train.SummaryWriter and tf.train.SummaryWriterCache.
  • Removes RegisterShape from public API. Use C++ shape function registration
    instead.
  • Deprecated _ref dtypes from the python API.

Bug Fixes and Other Changes

  • New op: parallel_stack.
  • Introducing common tf io compression options constants for
    RecordReader/RecordWriter.
  • Add sparse_column_with_vocabulary_file, to specify a feature column that
    transform string features to IDs, where the mapping is defined by a vocabulary
    file.
  • Added index_to_string_table which returns a lookup table that maps indices to
    strings.
  • Add string_to_index_table, which returns a lookup table that matches strings
    to indices.
  • Add a ParallelForWithWorkerId function.
  • Add string_to_index_table, which returns a lookup table that matches strings
    to indices.
  • Support restore session from checkpoint files in v2 in contrib/session_bundle.
  • Added a tf.contrib.image.rotate function for arbitrary angles.
  • Added tf.contrib.framework.filter_variables as a convenience function to
    filter lists of variables based on regular expressions.
  • Remove old tf summary ops, like tf.scalar_summary and tf.histogram_summary.
    Use tf.summary.scalar and tf.summary.histogram instead.
  • make_template() takes an optional custom_getter_ param.
  • Added comment about how existing directories are handled by
    recursive_create_dir.
  • Added an op for QR factorizations.
  • Divides and mods in Python API now use flooring (Python) semantics.
  • Android: cmake/gradle build for TensorFlow Inference library under
    contrib/android/cmake
  • Android: Much more robust Session initialization code.
  • Android: TF stats now exposed directly in demo and log when debug mode is
    active
  • Android: new/better README.md documentation

Thanks to our Contributors

This release contains contributions from many people at Google, as well as:

Aaron Hu, Abhishek Aggarwal, Adam Michael, Adriano Carmezim, @AfirSraftGarrier,
Alexander Novikov, Alexander Rosenberg Johansen, Andrew Gibiansky, Andrew Hundt,
Anish Shah, Anton Loss, @b0noI, @BoyuanJiang, Carl Thomé, Chad Kennedy, Comic
Chang, Connor Braa, Daniel N. Lang, Daniel Trebbien,
@danielgordon10, Darcy Liu, Darren Garvey, Dmitri Lapin, Eron Wright, Evan
Cofer, Fabrizio Milo, Finbarr Timbers, Franck Dernoncourt, Garrett Smith,
@guschmue, Hao Wei, Henrik Holst, Huazuo Gao, @Ian, @Issac, Jacob Israel,
Jangsoo Park, Jin Kim, Jingtian Peng, John Pope, Kye Bostelmann, Liangliang He,
Ling Zhang, Luheng He, Luke Iwanski, @lvli, Michael Basilyan, Mihir Patel,
Mikalai Drabovich, Morten Just, @newge, Nick Butlin, Nishant Shukla,
Pengfei Ni, Przemyslaw Tredak, @rasbt, @Ronny, Rudolf Rosa, @RustingSword,
Sam Abrahams, Sam Putnam, @SeongAhJo, Shi Jiaxin, @skavulya, Steffen MüLler,
@TheUSER123, @tiriplicamihai, @vhasanov, Victor Costan, Vit Stepanovs,
Wangda Tan, Wenjian Huang, Xingdong Zuo, Yaroslav Bulatov, Yota Toyama,
Yuan (Terry) Tang, Yuxin Wu

We are also grateful to all who filed issues or helped resolve them, asked and
answered questions, and were part of inspiring discussions.

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