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mxnet.ndarray.sparse.adam_update(weight=None, grad=None, mean=None, var=None, lr=_Null, beta1=_Null, beta2=_Null, epsilon=_Null, wd=_Null, rescale_grad=_Null, clip_gradient=_Null, lazy_update=_Null, out=None, name=None, **kwargs)

Update function for Adam optimizer. Adam is seen as a generalization of AdaGrad.

Adam update consists of the following steps, where g represents gradient and m, v are 1st and 2nd order moment estimates (mean and variance).

\[\begin{split}g_t = \nabla J(W_{t-1})\\ m_t = \beta_1 m_{t-1} + (1 - \beta_1) g_t\\ v_t = \beta_2 v_{t-1} + (1 - \beta_2) g_t^2\\ W_t = W_{t-1} - \alpha \frac{ m_t }{ \sqrt{ v_t } + \epsilon }\end{split}\]

It updates the weights using:

m = beta1*m + (1-beta1)*grad
v = beta2*v + (1-beta2)*(grad**2)
w += - learning_rate * m / (sqrt(v) + epsilon)

However, if grad’s storage type is row_sparse, lazy_update is True and the storage type of weight is the same as those of m and v, only the row slices whose indices appear in grad.indices are updated (for w, m and v):

for row in grad.indices:
    m[row] = beta1*m[row] + (1-beta1)*grad[row]
    v[row] = beta2*v[row] + (1-beta2)*(grad[row]**2)
    w[row] += - learning_rate * m[row] / (sqrt(v[row]) + epsilon)

Defined in src/operator/

  • weight (NDArray) – Weight
  • grad (NDArray) – Gradient
  • mean (NDArray) – Moving mean
  • var (NDArray) – Moving variance
  • lr (float, required) – Learning rate
  • beta1 (float, optional, default=0.9) – The decay rate for the 1st moment estimates.
  • beta2 (float, optional, default=0.999) – The decay rate for the 2nd moment estimates.
  • epsilon (float, optional, default=1e-08) – A small constant for numerical stability.
  • wd (float, optional, default=0) – Weight decay augments the objective function with a regularization term that penalizes large weights. The penalty scales with the square of the magnitude of each weight.
  • rescale_grad (float, optional, default=1) – Rescale gradient to grad = rescale_grad*grad.
  • clip_gradient (float, optional, default=-1) – Clip gradient to the range of [-clip_gradient, clip_gradient] If clip_gradient <= 0, gradient clipping is turned off. grad = max(min(grad, clip_gradient), -clip_gradient).
  • lazy_update (boolean, optional, default=1) – If true, lazy updates are applied if gradient’s stype is row_sparse and all of w, m and v have the same stype
  • out (NDArray, optional) – The output NDArray to hold the result.

out – The output of this function.

Return type:

NDArray or list of NDArrays