Warning: This API is deprecated and will be removed in a future version of TensorFlow after the replacement is stable.

Scope

public final class Scope

Manages groups of related properties when creating Tensorflow Operations, such as a common name prefix.

A Scope is a container for common properties applied to TensorFlow Ops. Normal user code initializes a Scope and provides it to Operation building classes. For example:

Scope scope = new Scope(graph);
 Constant c = Constant.create(scope, 42);
 

An Operation building class acquires a Scope, and uses it to set properties on the underlying Tensorflow ops. For example:

// An operator class that adds a constant.
 public class Constant {
   public static Constant create(Scope scope, ...) {
      scope.graph().opBuilder(
        "Const", scope.makeOpName("Const"))
        .setAttr(...)
        .build()
      ...
   
 }
 }

Scope hierarchy:

A Scope provides various with() methods that create a new scope. The new scope typically has one property changed while other properties are inherited from the parent scope.

An example using Constant implemented as before:

Scope root = new Scope(graph);

 // The linear subscope will generate names like linear/...
 Scope linear = Scope.withSubScope("linear");

 // This op name will be "linear/W"
 Constant.create(linear.withName("W"), ...);

 // This op will be "linear/Const", using the default
 // name provided by Constant
 Constant.create(linear, ...);

 // This op will be "linear/Const_1", using the default
 // name provided by Constant and making it unique within
 // this scope
 Constant.create(linear, ...);
 

Scope objects are not thread-safe.

Public Constructors

Scope(ExecutionEnvironment env)
Create a new top-level scope.

Public Methods

OperationBuilder
applyControlDependencies(OperationBuilder builder)
Adds each Operand in controlDependencies as a control input to the provided builder.
ExecutionEnvironment
env()
Returns the execution environment used by this scope.
String
makeOpName(String defaultName)
Create a unique name for an operator, using a provided default if necessary.
Scope
withControlDependencies(Iterable<Operand<?>> controls)
Returns a new scope where added operations will have the provided control dependencies.
Scope
withName(String opName)
Return a new scope that uses the provided name for an op.
Scope
withSubScope(String childScopeName)
Returns a new scope where added operations will have the provided name prefix.

Inherited Methods

Public Constructors

public Scope (ExecutionEnvironment env)

Create a new top-level scope.

Parameters
env The execution environment used by the scope.

Public Methods

public OperationBuilder applyControlDependencies (OperationBuilder builder)

Adds each Operand in controlDependencies as a control input to the provided builder.

Parameters
builder OperationBuilder to add control inputs to

public ExecutionEnvironment env ()

Returns the execution environment used by this scope.

public String makeOpName (String defaultName)

Create a unique name for an operator, using a provided default if necessary.

This is normally called only by operator building classes.

This method generates a unique name, appropriate for the name scope controlled by this instance. Typical operator building code might look like

scope.env().opBuilder("Const", scope.makeOpName("Const"))...
 

Note: if you provide a composite operator building class (i.e, a class that creates a set of related operations by calling other operator building code), the provided name will act as a subscope to all underlying operators.

Parameters
defaultName name for the underlying operator.
Returns
  • unique name for the operator.
Throws
IllegalArgumentException if the default name is invalid.

public Scope withControlDependencies (Iterable<Operand<?>> controls)

Returns a new scope where added operations will have the provided control dependencies.

Ops created with this scope will have a control edge from each of the provided controls. All other properties are inherited from the current scope.

Parameters
controls control dependencies for ops created with the returned scope
Returns
  • a new scope with the provided control dependencies

public Scope withName (String opName)

Return a new scope that uses the provided name for an op.

Operations created within this scope will have a name of the form name/opName[_suffix]. This lets you name a specific operator more meaningfully.

Names must match the regular expression [A-Za-z0-9.][A-Za-z0-9_.\-]*

Parameters
opName name for an operator in the returned scope
Returns
  • a new Scope that uses opName for operations.
Throws
IllegalArgumentException if the name is invalid

public Scope withSubScope (String childScopeName)

Returns a new scope where added operations will have the provided name prefix.

Ops created with this scope will have name/childScopeName/ as the prefix. The actual name will be unique in the returned scope. All other properties are inherited from the current scope.

The child scope name must match the regular expression [A-Za-z0-9.][A-Za-z0-9_.\-]*

Parameters
childScopeName name for the new child scope
Returns
  • a new subscope
Throws
IllegalArgumentException if the name is invalid