Installing tensorflow_hub

The tensorflow_hub library can be installed alongside TensorFlow 1 and TensorFlow 2. We recommend that new users start with TensorFlow 2 right away, and current users upgrade to it.

Use with TensorFlow 2

Use pip to install TensorFlow 2 as usual. (See there for extra instructions about GPU support.) Then install a current version of tensorflow-hub next to it (must be 0.5.0 or newer).

$ pip install "tensorflow>=2.0.0"
$ pip install --upgrade tensorflow-hub

The TF1-style API of TensorFlow Hub works with the v1 compatibility mode of TensorFlow 2.

Legacy use with TensorFlow 1

TensorFlow 1.15 is the only version of TensorFlow 1.x still supported by the tensorflow_hub library (as of release 0.11.0). TensorFlow 1.15 defaults to TF1-compatible behavior but contains many TF2 features under the hood to allow some use of TensorFlow Hub's TF2-style APIs.

$ pip install "tensorflow>=1.15,<2.0"
$ pip install --upgrade tensorflow-hub

Use of pre-release versions

The pip packages tf-nightly and tf-hub-nightly are built automatically from the source code on github, with no release testing. This lets developers try out the latest code without building from source.

$ pip install tf-nightly
$ pip install --upgrade tf-hub-nightly

Next Steps