TensorFlow Tutorial for Data Scientist – Part 1

Setup environment

Install Python 2.7. XX, https://www.python.org/downloads/. Then install Tensorflow using PIP, https://www.tensorflow.org/install/.

pip install tensorflow


Install Jupyter via PIP.

pip install jupyter

Create a new folder called tensorflow-tutorial and cd into that folder via terminal. Run jupyter notebook command.

Useful TensorFlow operators

The official documentation carefully lays out all available math ops: https://www.tensorflow.org/api_docs/Python/math_ops.html.

Some specific examples of commonly used operators include:

tf.add(x, y) 
Add two tensors of the same type, x + y
tf.sub(x, y) 
Subtract tensors of the same type, x — y
tf.mul(x, y) 
Multiply two tensors element-wise
tf.pow(x, y) 
Take the element-wise power of x to y
Equivalent to pow(e, x), where e is Euler’s number (2.718…)
Equivalent to pow(x, 0.5)
tf.div(x, y) 
Take the element-wise division of x and y
tf.truediv(x, y) 
Same as tf.div, except casts the arguments as a float
tf.floordiv(x, y) 
Same as truediv, except rounds down the final answer into an integer
tf.mod(x, y) 
Takes the element-wise remainder from division

Create a new Jupyter notebook with python 2.7 kernel. Name it as TensorFlow operators. Lets write a small program to add two numbers.

# import tensorflow
import tensorflow as tf

# build computational graph
a = tf.placeholder(tf.int16)
b = tf.placeholder(tf.int16)

addition = tf.add(a, b)

# initialize variables
init = tf.global_variables_initializer()

# create session and run the graph
with tf.Session() as sess:
    print "Addition: %i" % sess.run(addition, feed_dict={a: 2, b: 3})

# close session

Exercise: Try all these operations and check the output. tf.add(x, y), tf.sub(x, y), tf.mul(x, y), tf.pow(x, y), tf.sqrt(x), tf.div(x, y) & tf.mod(x, y).

Continue for part 2, http://intellij.my/2017/08/07/tensorflow-tutorial-for-data-scientist-part-2.

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