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Constructs an Estimator instance from given keras model.

If you use infrastructure or other tooling that relies on Estimators, you can still build a Keras model and use model_to_estimator to convert the Keras model to an Estimator for use with downstream systems.

For usage example, please see: Creating estimators from Keras Models.

Sample Weights Estimators returned by model_to_estimator are configured to handle sample weights (similar to, y, sample_weights)). To pass sample weights when training or evaluating the Estimator, the first item returned by the input function should be a dictionary with keys features and sample_weights. Example below:

keras_model = tf.keras.Model(...)

estimator = tf.keras.estimator.model_to_estimator(keras_model)

def input_fn():
  return dataset_ops.Dataset.from_tensors(
      ({'features': features, 'sample_weights': sample_weights},

estimator.train(input_fn, steps=1)

keras_model A compiled Keras model object. This argument is mutually exclusive with keras_model_path.
keras_model_path Path to a compiled Keras model saved on disk, in HDF5 format, which can be generated with the save() method of a Keras model. This argument is mutually exclusive with keras_model.
custom_objects Dictionary for custom objects.
model_dir Directory to save Estimator model parameters, graph, summary files for TensorBoard, etc.
config RunConfig to config Estimator.
checkpoint_format Sets the format of the checkpoint saved by the estimator when training. May be saver or checkpoint, depending on whether to save checkpoints from tf.train.Saver or tf.train.Checkpoint. This argument currently defaults to saver. When 2.0 is released, the default will be checkpoint. Estimators use name-based tf.train.Saver checkpoints, while Keras models use object-based checkpoints from tf.train.Checkpoint. Currently, saving object-based checkpoints from model_to_estimator is only supported by Functional and Sequential models.

An Estimator from given keras model.

ValueError if neither keras_model nor keras_model_path was given.
ValueError if both keras_model and keras_model_path was given.
ValueError if the keras_model_path is a GCS URI.
ValueError if keras_model has not been compiled.
ValueError if an invalid checkpoint_format was given.