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# tf.compat.v1.expand_dims

Inserts a dimension of 1 into a tensor's shape. (deprecated arguments)

Given a tensor input, this operation inserts a dimension of 1 at the dimension index axis of input's shape. The dimension index axis starts at zero; if you specify a negative number for axis it is counted backward from the end.

This operation is useful if you want to add a batch dimension to a single element. For example, if you have a single image of shape [height, width, channels], you can make it a batch of 1 image with expand_dims(image, 0), which will make the shape [1, height, width, channels].

#### Other examples:

# 't' is a tensor of shape [2]
tf.shape(tf.expand_dims(t, 0))  # [1, 2]
tf.shape(tf.expand_dims(t, 1))  # [2, 1]
tf.shape(tf.expand_dims(t, -1))  # [2, 1]

# 't2' is a tensor of shape [2, 3, 5]
tf.shape(tf.expand_dims(t2, 0))  # [1, 2, 3, 5]
tf.shape(tf.expand_dims(t2, 2))  # [2, 3, 1, 5]
tf.shape(tf.expand_dims(t2, 3))  # [2, 3, 5, 1]

This operation requires that:

-1-input.dims() <= dim <= input.dims()

This operation is related to squeeze(), which removes dimensions of size 1.

input A Tensor.
axis 0-D (scalar). Specifies the dimension index at which to expand the shape of input. Must be in the range [-rank(input) - 1, rank(input)].
name The name of the output Tensor (optional).
dim 0-D (scalar). Equivalent to axis, to be deprecated.

A Tensor with the same data as input, but its shape has an additional dimension of size 1 added.

ValueError if either both or neither of dim and axis are specified.

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