Applies the BFGS algorithm to minimize a differentiable function.
value_and_gradients_function, initial_position, tolerance=1e-08, x_tolerance=0,
max_iterations=50, parallel_iterations=1, stopping_condition=None,
validate_args=True, max_line_search_iterations=50, name=None
Used in the notebooks
Performs unconstrained minimization of a differentiable function using the
BFGS scheme. For details of the algorithm, see [Nocedal and Wright(2006)].
The following example demonstrates the BFGS optimizer attempting to find the
minimum for a simple two dimensional quadratic objective function.
minimum = np.array([1.0, 1.0]) # The center of the quadratic bowl.
scales = np.array([2.0, 3.0]) # The scales along the two axes.
# The objective function and the gradient.
lambda x: tf.reduce_sum(
scales * tf.math.squared_difference(x, minimum), axis=-1),
start = tf.constant([0.6, 0.8]) # Starting point for the search.
optim_results = tfp.optimizer.bfgs_minimize(
quadratic_loss_and_gradient, initial_position=start, tolerance=1e-8)
# Check that the search converged
# Check that the argmin is close to the actual value.
# Print out the total number of function evaluations it took. Should be 5.
print ("Function evaluations: %d" % optim_results.num_objective_evaluations)
: Jorge Nocedal, Stephen Wright. Numerical Optimization. Springer Series in
Operations Research. pp 136-140. 2006
A Python callable that accepts a point as a
Tensor and returns a tuple of
Tensors of real dtype containing
the value of the function and its gradient at that point. The function
to be minimized. The input should be of shape
[..., n], where
the size of the domain of input points, and all others are batching
dimensions. The first component of the return value should be a real
Tensor of matching shape
[...]. The second component (the gradient)
should also be of shape
[..., n] like the input value to the function.
Tensor of shape
[..., n]. The starting point, or
points when using batching dimensions, of the search procedure. At these
points the function value and the gradient norm should be finite.
Tensor of real dtype. Specifies the gradient tolerance
for the procedure. If the supremum norm of the gradient vector is below
this number, the algorithm is stopped.
Tensor of real dtype. If the absolute change in the
position between one iteration and the next is smaller than this number,
the algorithm is stopped.
Tensor of real dtype. If the relative change
in the objective value between one iteration and the next is smaller
than this value, the algorithm is stopped.
Tensor of the same dtype
as the components of the output of the
If specified, the shape should broadcastable to shape
[..., n, n]; e.g.
if a single
[n, n] matrix is provided, it will be automatically
broadcasted to all batches. Alternatively, one can also specify a
different hessian estimate for each batch member.
For the correctness of the algorithm, it is required that this parameter
be symmetric and positive definite. Specifies the starting estimate for
the inverse of the Hessian at the initial point. If not specified,
the identity matrix is used as the starting estimate for the
Scalar positive int32
Tensor. The maximum number of
iterations for BFGS updates.
Positive integer. The number of iterations allowed to
run in parallel.
(Optional) A Python function that takes as input two
Boolean tensors of shape
[...], and returns a Boolean scalar tensor.
The input tensors are
failed, indicating the current
status of each respective batch member; the return value states whether
the algorithm should stop. The default is tfp.optimizer.converged_all
which only stops when all batch members have either converged or failed.
An alternative is tfp.optimizer.converged_any which stops as soon as one
batch member has converged, or when all have failed.
parameters are checked for validity despite possibly degrading runtime
False invalid inputs may silently render incorrect
Python int. The maximum number of iterations
hager_zhang line search algorithm.
(Optional) Python str. The name prefixed to the ops created by this
function. If not supplied, the default name 'minimize' is used.
A namedtuple containing the following items:
converged: boolean tensor of shape
[...] indicating for each batch
member whether the minimum was found within tolerance.
failed: boolean tensor of shape
[...] indicating for each batch
member whether a line search step failed to find a suitable step size
satisfying Wolfe conditions. In the absence of any constraints on the
number of objective evaluations permitted, this value will
be the complement of
converged. However, if there is
a constraint and the search stopped due to available
evaluations being exhausted, both
will be simultaneously False.
num_objective_evaluations: The total number of objective
position: A tensor of shape
[..., n] containing the last argument value
found during the search from each starting point. If the search
converged, then this value is the argmin of the objective function.
objective_value: A tensor of shape
[...] with the value of the
objective function at the
position. If the search converged, then
this is the (local) minimum of the objective function.
objective_gradient: A tensor of shape
[..., n] containing the gradient
of the objective function at the
position. If the search converged
the max-norm of this tensor should be below the tolerance.
inverse_hessian_estimate: A tensor of shape
[..., n, n] containing the
inverse of the estimated Hessian.