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scan on the list of tensors unpacked from elems
on dimension 0. (deprecated argument values)
tf.scan(
fn,
elems,
initializer=None,
parallel_iterations=10,
back_prop=True,
swap_memory=False,
infer_shape=True,
reverse=False,
name=None
)
The simplest version of scan
repeatedly applies the callable fn
to a
sequence of elements from first to last. The elements are made of the tensors
unpacked from elems
on dimension 0. The callable fn takes two tensors as
arguments. The first argument is the accumulated value computed from the
preceding invocation of fn, and the second is the value at the current
position of elems
. If initializer
is None, elems
must contain at least
one element, and its first element is used as the initializer.
Suppose that elems
is unpacked into values
, a list of tensors. The shape
of the result tensor is [len(values)] + fn(initializer, values[0]).shape
.
If reverse=True, it's fn(initializer, values[1]).shape.
This method also allows multiarity elems
and accumulator. If elems
is a (possibly nested) list or tuple of tensors, then each of these tensors
must have a matching first (unpack) dimension. The second argument of
fn
must match the structure of elems
.
If no initializer
is provided, the output structure and dtypes of fn
are assumed to be the same as its input; and in this case, the first
argument of fn
must match the structure of elems
.
If an initializer
is provided, then the output of fn
must have the same
structure as initializer
; and the first argument of fn
must match
this structure.
For example, if elems
is (t1, [t2, t3])
and initializer
is
[i1, i2]
then an appropriate signature for fn
in python2
is:
fn = lambda (acc_p1, acc_p2), (t1, [t2, t3]):
and fn
must return a list,
[acc_n1, acc_n2]
. An alternative correct signature for fn
, and the
one that works in python3
, is:
fn = lambda a, t:
, where a
and t
correspond to the input tuples.
Args  

fn

The callable to be performed. It accepts two arguments. The first will
have the same structure as initializer if one is provided, otherwise it
will have the same structure as elems . The second will have the same
(possibly nested) structure as elems . Its output must have the same
structure as initializer if one is provided, otherwise it must have the
same structure as elems .

elems

A tensor or (possibly nested) sequence of tensors, each of which will
be unpacked along their first dimension. The nested sequence of the
resulting slices will be the first argument to fn .

initializer

(optional) A tensor or (possibly nested) sequence of tensors,
initial value for the accumulator, and the expected output type of fn .

parallel_iterations

(optional) The number of iterations allowed to run in parallel. 
back_prop

(optional) Deprecated. False disables support for back
propagation. Prefer using tf.stop_gradient instead.

swap_memory

(optional) True enables GPUCPU memory swapping. 
infer_shape

(optional) False disables tests for consistent output shapes. 
reverse

(optional) True scans the tensor last to first (instead of first to last). 
name

(optional) Name prefix for the returned tensors. 
Returns  

A tensor or (possibly nested) sequence of tensors. Each tensor packs the
results of applying fn to tensors unpacked from elems along the first
dimension, and the previous accumulator value(s), from first to last (or
last to first, if reverse=True ).

Raises  

TypeError

if fn is not callable or the structure of the output of
fn and initializer do not match.

ValueError

if the lengths of the output of fn and initializer
do not match.

Examples  

