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Creates a dataset that deterministically chooses elements from datasets.

For example, given the following datasets:

datasets = ["foo").repeat(),

# Define a dataset containing `[0, 1, 2, 0, 1, 2, 0, 1, 2]`.
choice_dataset =

result =, choice_dataset)

The elements of result will be:

"foo", "bar", "baz", "foo", "bar", "baz", "foo", "bar", "baz"

datasets A non-empty list of objects with compatible structure.
choice_dataset A of scalar tf.int64 tensors between 0 and len(datasets) - 1.
stop_on_empty_dataset If True, selection stops if it encounters an empty dataset. If False, it skips empty datasets. It is recommended to set it to True. Otherwise, the selected elements start off as the user intends, but may change as input datasets become empty. This can be difficult to detect since the dataset starts off looking correct. Default to False for backward compatibility.

A dataset that interleaves elements from datasets according to the values of choice_dataset.

TypeError If datasets or choice_dataset has the wrong type.
ValueError If datasets is empty.