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Computes the standard deviation of elements across dimensions of a tensor.

Reduces input_tensor along the dimensions given in axis. Unless keepdims is true, the rank of the tensor is reduced by 1 for each entry in axis. If keepdims is true, the reduced dimensions are retained with length 1.

If axis is None, all dimensions are reduced, and a tensor with a single element is returned.

For example:

x = tf.constant([[1., 2.], [3., 4.]])
tf.reduce_std(x)  # 1.1180339887498949
tf.reduce_std(x, 0)  # [1., 1.]
tf.reduce_std(x, 1)  # [0.5,  0.5]

input_tensor The tensor to reduce. Should have numeric type.
axis The dimensions to reduce. If None (the default), reduces all dimensions. Must be in the range [-rank(input_tensor), rank(input_tensor)).
keepdims If true, retains reduced dimensions with length 1.
name A name scope for the associated operations (optional).

The reduced tensor, of the same dtype as the input_tensor.

Numpy Compatibility

Equivalent to np.std

Please note that np.std has a dtype parameter that could be used to specify the output type. By default this is dtype=float64. On the other hand, tf.reduce_std has an aggressive type inference from input_tensor,