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Click on [Use this template](https://github.com/ashleve/lightning-hydra-template/generate) to initialize new repository. _Suggestions are always welcome!_

## πŸ“ŒΒ Β Introduction **Why you should use it:** - Convenient all-in-one technology stack for deep learning prototyping - allows you to rapidly iterate over new models, datasets and tasks on different hardware accelerators like CPUs, multi-GPUs or TPUs. - A collection of best practices for efficient workflow and reproducibility. - Thoroughly commented - you can use this repo as a reference and educational resource. **Why you shouldn't use it:** - Not fitted for data engineering - the template configuration setup is not designed for building data processing pipelines that depend on each other. - Limits you as much as pytorch lightning limits you. - Lightning and Hydra are still evolving and integrate many libraries, which means sometimes things break - for the list of currently known problems visit [this page](https://github.com/ashleve/lightning-hydra-template/labels/bug).
## Main Technologies [PyTorch Lightning](https://github.com/PyTorchLightning/pytorch-lightning) - a lightweight PyTorch wrapper for high-performance AI research. Think of it as a framework for organizing your PyTorch code. [Hydra](https://github.com/facebookresearch/hydra) - a framework for elegantly configuring complex applications. The key feature is the ability to dynamically create a hierarchical configuration by composition and override it through config files and the command line.
## Main Ideas Of This Template - **Predefined Structure**: clean and scalable so that work can easily be extended [# Project Structure](#project-structure) - **Rapid Experimentation**: thanks to hydra command line superpowers | [# Your Superpowers](#your-superpowers) - **Little Boilerplate**: thanks to automating pipelines with config instantiation | [# How It Works](#how-it-works) - **Main Configs**: specify default training configuration | [# Main Config](#main-config) - **Experiment Configs**: override chosen hyperparameters | [# Experiment Config](#experiment-config) - **Workflow**: comes down to 4 simple steps | [# Workflow](#workflow) - **Experiment Tracking**: Tensorboard, W&B, Neptune, Comet, MLFlow and CSVLogger | [# Experiment Tracking](#experiment-tracking) - **Logs**: all logs (checkpoints, configs, etc.) are stored in a dynamically generated folder structure | [# Logs](#logs) - **Hyperparameter Search**: made easier with Hydra plugins like Optuna Sweeper | [# Hyperparameter Search](#hyperparameter-search) - **Tests**: generic, easy-to-adapt tests for speeding up the development | [# Tests](#tests) - **Continuous Integration**: automatically test your repo with Github Actions | [# Continuous Integration](#continuous-integration) - **Best Practices**: a couple of recommended tools, practices and standards | [# Best Practices](#best-practices)
## Project Structure The directory structure of new project looks like this: ``` β”œβ”€β”€ configs <- Hydra configuration files β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ callbacks <- Callbacks configs β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ datamodule <- Datamodule configs β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ debug <- Debugging configs β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ experiment <- Experiment configs β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ extras <- Extra utilities configs β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ hparams_search <- Hyperparameter search configs β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ hydra <- Hydra configs β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ local <- Local configs β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ logger <- Logger configs β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ model <- Model configs β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ paths <- Project paths configs β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ trainer <- Trainer configs β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ eval.yaml <- Main config for evaluation β”‚ └── train.yaml <- Main config for training β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ data <- Project data β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ logs <- Logs generated by hydra and lightning loggers β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ notebooks <- Jupyter notebooks. Naming convention is a number (for ordering), β”‚ the creator's initials, and a short `-` delimited description, β”‚ e.g. `1.0-jqp-initial-data-exploration.ipynb`. β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ scripts <- Shell scripts β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ src <- Source code β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ datamodules <- Lightning datamodules β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ models <- Lightning models β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ tasks <- Different scenarios, like training, evaluation, etc. β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ utils <- Utility scripts β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ eval.py <- Run evaluation β”‚ └── train.py <- Run training β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ tests <- Tests of any kind β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ .env.example <- Example of file for storing private environment variables β”œβ”€β”€ .gitignore <- List of files ignored by git β”œβ”€β”€ .pre-commit-config.yaml <- Configuration of pre-commit hooks for code formatting β”œβ”€β”€ Makefile <- Makefile with commands like `make train` or `make test` β”œβ”€β”€ pyproject.toml <- Configuration options for testing and linting β”œβ”€β”€ requirements.txt <- File for installing python dependencies β”œβ”€β”€ setup.py <- File for installing project as a package └── README.md ```
## πŸš€Β Β Quickstart ```bash # clone project git clone https://github.com/ashleve/lightning-hydra-template cd lightning-hydra-template # [OPTIONAL] create conda environment conda create -n myenv python=3.9 conda activate myenv # install pytorch according to instructions # https://pytorch.org/get-started/ # install requirements pip install -r requirements.txt ``` Template contains example with MNIST classification.
When running `python src/train.py` you should see something like this:
## ⚑  Your Superpowers
Override any config parameter from command line ```bash python train.py trainer.max_epochs=20 model.optimizer.lr=1e-4 ``` > **Note**: You can also add new parameters with `+` sign. ```bash python train.py +model.new_param="owo" ```
Train on CPU, GPU, multi-GPU and TPU ```bash # train on CPU python train.py trainer=cpu # train on 1 GPU python train.py trainer=gpu # train on TPU python train.py +trainer.tpu_cores=8 # train with DDP (Distributed Data Parallel) (4 GPUs) python train.py trainer=ddp trainer.devices=4 # train with DDP (Distributed Data Parallel) (8 GPUs, 2 nodes) python train.py trainer=ddp trainer.devices=4 trainer.num_nodes=2 # simulate DDP on CPU processes python train.py trainer=ddp_sim trainer.devices=2 # accelerate training on mac python train.py trainer=mps ``` > **Warning**: Currently there are problems with DDP mode, read [this issue](https://github.com/ashleve/lightning-hydra-template/issues/393) to learn more.
Train with mixed precision ```bash # train with pytorch native automatic mixed precision (AMP) python train.py trainer=gpu +trainer.precision=16 ```
Train model with any logger available in PyTorch Lightning, like W&B or Tensorboard ```yaml # set project and entity names in `configs/logger/wandb` wandb: project: "your_project_name" entity: "your_wandb_team_name" ``` ```bash # train model with Weights&Biases (link to wandb dashboard should appear in the terminal) python train.py logger=wandb ``` > **Note**: Lightning provides convenient integrations with most popular logging frameworks. Learn more [here](#experiment-tracking). > **Note**: Using wandb requires you to [setup account](https://www.wandb.com/) first. After that just complete the config as below. > **Note**: Click [here](https://wandb.ai/hobglob/template-dashboard/) to see example wandb dashboard generated with this template.
Train model with chosen experiment config ```bash python train.py experiment=example ``` > **Note**: Experiment configs are placed in [configs/experiment/](configs/experiment/).
Attach some callbacks to run ```bash python train.py callbacks=default ``` > **Note**: Callbacks can be used for things such as as model checkpointing, early stopping and [many more](https://pytorch-lightning.readthedocs.io/en/latest/extensions/callbacks.html#built-in-callbacks). > **Note**: Callbacks configs are placed in [configs/callbacks/](configs/callbacks/).
Use different tricks available in Pytorch Lightning ```yaml # gradient clipping may be enabled to avoid exploding gradients python train.py +trainer.gradient_clip_val=0.5 # run validation loop 4 times during a training epoch python train.py +trainer.val_check_interval=0.25 # accumulate gradients python train.py +trainer.accumulate_grad_batches=10 # terminate training after 12 hours python train.py +trainer.max_time="00:12:00:00" ``` > **Note**: PyTorch Lightning provides about [40+ useful trainer flags](https://pytorch-lightning.readthedocs.io/en/latest/common/trainer.html#trainer-flags).
Easily debug ```bash # runs 1 epoch in default debugging mode # changes logging directory to `logs/debugs/...` # sets level of all command line loggers to 'DEBUG' # enforces debug-friendly configuration python train.py debug=default # run 1 train, val and test loop, using only 1 batch python train.py debug=fdr # print execution time profiling python train.py debug=profiler # try overfitting to 1 batch python train.py debug=overfit # raise exception if there are any numerical anomalies in tensors, like NaN or +/-inf python train.py +trainer.detect_anomaly=true # log second gradient norm of the model python train.py +trainer.track_grad_norm=2 # use only 20% of the data python train.py +trainer.limit_train_batches=0.2 \ +trainer.limit_val_batches=0.2 +trainer.limit_test_batches=0.2 ``` > **Note**: Visit [configs/debug/](configs/debug/) for different debugging configs.
Resume training from checkpoint ```yaml python train.py ckpt_path="/path/to/ckpt/name.ckpt" ``` > **Note**: Checkpoint can be either path or URL. > **Note**: Currently loading ckpt doesn't resume logger experiment, but it will be supported in future Lightning release.
Evaluate checkpoint on test dataset ```yaml python eval.py ckpt_path="/path/to/ckpt/name.ckpt" ``` > **Note**: Checkpoint can be either path or URL.
Create a sweep over hyperparameters ```bash # this will run 6 experiments one after the other, # each with different combination of batch_size and learning rate python train.py -m datamodule.batch_size=32,64,128 model.lr=0.001,0.0005 ``` > **Note**: Hydra composes configs lazily at job launch time. If you change code or configs after launching a job/sweep, the final composed configs might be impacted.
Create a sweep over hyperparameters with Optuna ```bash # this will run hyperparameter search defined in `configs/hparams_search/mnist_optuna.yaml` # over chosen experiment config python train.py -m hparams_search=mnist_optuna experiment=example ``` > **Note**: Using [Optuna Sweeper](https://hydra.cc/docs/next/plugins/optuna_sweeper) doesn't require you to add any boilerplate to your code, everything is defined in a [single config file](configs/hparams_search/mnist_optuna.yaml). > **Warning**: Optuna sweeps are not failure-resistant (if one job crashes then the whole sweep crashes).
Execute all experiments from folder ```bash python train.py -m 'experiment=glob(*)' ``` > **Note**: Hydra provides special syntax for controlling behavior of multiruns. Learn more [here](https://hydra.cc/docs/next/tutorials/basic/running_your_app/multi-run). The command above executes all experiments from [configs/experiment/](configs/experiment/).
Execute run for multiple different seeds ```bash python train.py -m seed=1,2,3,4,5 trainer.deterministic=True logger=csv tags=["benchmark"] ``` > **Note**: `trainer.deterministic=True` makes pytorch more deterministic but impacts the performance.
Execute sweep on a remote AWS cluster > **Note**: This should be achievable with simple config using [Ray AWS launcher for Hydra](https://hydra.cc/docs/next/plugins/ray_launcher). Example is not implemented in this template.
Use Hydra tab completion > **Note**: Hydra allows you to autocomplete config argument overrides in shell as you write them, by pressing `tab` key. Read the [docs](https://hydra.cc/docs/tutorials/basic/running_your_app/tab_completion).
Apply pre-commit hooks ```bash pre-commit run -a ``` > **Note**: Apply pre-commit hooks to do things like auto-formatting code and configs, performing code analysis or removing output from jupyter notebooks. See [# Best Practices](#best-practices) for more.
Run tests ```bash # run all tests pytest # run tests from specific file pytest tests/test_train.py # run all tests except the ones marked as slow pytest -k "not slow" ```
Use tags Each experiment should be tagged in order to easily filter them across files or in logger UI: ```bash python train.py tags=["mnist", "experiment_X"] ``` If no tags are provided, you will be asked to input them from command line: ```bash >>> python train.py tags=[] [2022-07-11 15:40:09,358][src.utils.utils][INFO] - Enforcing tags! [2022-07-11 15:40:09,359][src.utils.rich_utils][WARNING] - No tags provided in config. Prompting user to input tags... Enter a list of comma separated tags (dev): ``` If no tags are provided for multirun, an error will be raised: ```bash >>> python train.py -m +x=1,2,3 tags=[] ValueError: Specify tags before launching a multirun! ``` > **Note**: Appending lists from command line is currently not supported in hydra :(

## ❀️  Contributions Have a question? Found a bug? Missing a specific feature? Feel free to file a new issue, discussion or PR with respective title and description. Before making an issue, please verify that: - The problem still exists on the current `main` branch. - Your python dependencies are updated to recent versions. Suggestions for improvements are always welcome!
## How It Works All PyTorch Lightning modules are dynamically instantiated from module paths specified in config. Example model config: ```yaml _target_: src.models.mnist_model.MNISTLitModule lr: 0.001 net: _target_: src.models.components.simple_dense_net.SimpleDenseNet input_size: 784 lin1_size: 256 lin2_size: 256 lin3_size: 256 output_size: 10 ``` Using this config we can instantiate the object with the following line: ```python model = hydra.utils.instantiate(config.model) ``` This allows you to easily iterate over new models! Every time you create a new one, just specify its module path and parameters in appropriate config file.
Switch between models and datamodules with command line arguments: ```bash python train.py model=mnist ``` Example pipeline managing the instantiation logic: [src/tasks/train_task.py](src/tasks/train_task.py).
## Main Config Location: [configs/train.yaml](configs/train.yaml)
Main project config contains default training configuration.
It determines how config is composed when simply executing command `python train.py`.
Show main project config ```yaml # order of defaults determines the order in which configs override each other defaults: - _self_ - datamodule: mnist.yaml - model: mnist.yaml - callbacks: default.yaml - logger: null # set logger here or use command line (e.g. `python train.py logger=csv`) - trainer: default.yaml - paths: default.yaml - extras: default.yaml - hydra: default.yaml # experiment configs allow for version control of specific hyperparameters # e.g. best hyperparameters for given model and datamodule - experiment: null # config for hyperparameter optimization - hparams_search: null # optional local config for machine/user specific settings # it's optional since it doesn't need to exist and is excluded from version control - optional local: default.yaml # debugging config (enable through command line, e.g. `python train.py debug=default) - debug: null # task name, determines output directory path task_name: "train" # tags to help you identify your experiments # you can overwrite this in experiment configs # overwrite from command line with `python train.py tags="[first_tag, second_tag]"` # appending lists from command line is currently not supported :( # https://github.com/facebookresearch/hydra/issues/1547 tags: ["dev"] # set False to skip model training train: True # evaluate on test set, using best model weights achieved during training # lightning chooses best weights based on the metric specified in checkpoint callback test: True # simply provide checkpoint path to resume training ckpt_path: null # seed for random number generators in pytorch, numpy and python.random seed: null ```

## Experiment Config Location: [configs/experiment](configs/experiment)
Experiment configs allow you to overwrite parameters from main config.
For example, you can use them to version control best hyperparameters for each combination of model and dataset.
Show example experiment config ```yaml # @package _global_ # to execute this experiment run: # python train.py experiment=example defaults: - override /datamodule: mnist.yaml - override /model: mnist.yaml - override /callbacks: default.yaml - override /trainer: default.yaml # all parameters below will be merged with parameters from default configurations set above # this allows you to overwrite only specified parameters tags: ["mnist", "simple_dense_net"] seed: 12345 trainer: min_epochs: 10 max_epochs: 10 gradient_clip_val: 0.5 model: optimizer: lr: 0.002 net: lin1_size: 128 lin2_size: 256 lin3_size: 64 datamodule: batch_size: 64 logger: wandb: tags: ${tags} group: "mnist" ```

## Workflow **Basic workflow** 1. Write your PyTorch Lightning module (see [models/mnist_module.py](src/models/mnist_module.py) for example) 2. Write your PyTorch Lightning datamodule (see [datamodules/mnist_datamodule.py](src/datamodules/mnist_datamodule.py) for example) 3. Write your experiment config, containing paths to model and datamodule 4. Run training with chosen experiment config: ```bash python src/train.py experiment=experiment_name.yaml ``` **Experiment design** _Say you want to execute many runs to plot how accuracy changes in respect to batch size._ 1. Execute the runs with some config parameter that allows you to identify them easily, like tags: ```bash python train.py -m logger=csv datamodule.batch_size=16,32,64,128 tags=["batch_size_exp"] ``` 2. Write a script or notebook that searches over the `logs/` folder and retrieves csv logs from runs containing given tags in config. Plot the results.
## Logs Hydra creates new output directory for every executed run. Default logging structure: ``` β”œβ”€β”€ logs β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ task_name β”‚ β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ runs # Logs generated by single runs β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ YYYY-MM-DD_HH-MM-SS # Datetime of the run β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ .hydra # Hydra logs β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ csv # Csv logs β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ wandb # Weights&Biases logs β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ checkpoints # Training checkpoints β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ └── ... # Any other thing saved during training β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ └── ... β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ └── multiruns # Logs generated by multiruns β”‚ β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€ YYYY-MM-DD_HH-MM-SS # Datetime of the multirun β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€1 # Multirun job number β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ β”œβ”€β”€2 β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ └── ... β”‚ β”‚ └── ... β”‚ β”‚ β”‚ └── debugs # Logs generated when debugging config is attached β”‚ └── ... ``` You can change this structure by modifying paths in [hydra configuration](configs/hydra).
## Experiment Tracking PyTorch Lightning supports many popular logging frameworks: [Weights&Biases](https://www.wandb.com/), [Neptune](https://neptune.ai/), [Comet](https://www.comet.ml/), [MLFlow](https://mlflow.org), [Tensorboard](https://www.tensorflow.org/tensorboard/). These tools help you keep track of hyperparameters and output metrics and allow you to compare and visualize results. To use one of them simply complete its configuration in [configs/logger](configs/logger) and run: ```bash python train.py logger=logger_name ``` You can use many of them at once (see [configs/logger/many_loggers.yaml](configs/logger/many_loggers.yaml) for example). You can also write your own logger. Lightning provides convenient method for logging custom metrics from inside LightningModule. Read the [docs](https://pytorch-lightning.readthedocs.io/en/latest/extensions/logging.html#automatic-logging) or take a look at [MNIST example](src/models/mnist_module.py).
## Tests Template comes with generic tests implemented with `pytest`. ```bash # run all tests pytest # run tests from specific file pytest tests/shell/test_basic_commands.py # run all tests except the ones marked as slow pytest -k "not slow" ``` Most of the implemented tests don't check for any specific output - they exist to simply verify that executing some commands doesn't end up in throwing exceptions. You can execute them once in a while to speed up the development. Currently, the tests cover cases like: - running 1 train, val and test step - running 1 epoch on 1% of data, saving ckpt and resuming for the second epoch - running 2 epochs on 1% of data, with DDP simulated on CPU And many others. You should be able to modify them easily for your use case. There is also `@RunIf` decorator implemented, that allows you to run tests only if certain conditions are met, e.g. GPU is available or system is not windows. See the [examples](tests/test_train.py).
## Hyperparameter Search You can define hyperparemter search by adding new config file to [configs/hparams_search](configs/hparams_search).
Show example hyperparameter search config ```yaml # @package _global_ defaults: - override /hydra/sweeper: optuna # choose metric which will be optimized by Optuna # make sure this is the correct name of some metric logged in lightning module! optimized_metric: "val/acc_best" # here we define Optuna hyperparameter search # it optimizes for value returned from function with @hydra.main decorator hydra: sweeper: _target_: hydra_plugins.hydra_optuna_sweeper.optuna_sweeper.OptunaSweeper # 'minimize' or 'maximize' the objective direction: maximize # total number of runs that will be executed n_trials: 20 # choose Optuna hyperparameter sampler # docs: https://optuna.readthedocs.io/en/stable/reference/samplers.html sampler: _target_: optuna.samplers.TPESampler seed: 1234 n_startup_trials: 10 # number of random sampling runs before optimization starts # define hyperparameter search space params: model.optimizer.lr: interval(0.0001, 0.1) datamodule.batch_size: choice(32, 64, 128, 256) model.net.lin1_size: choice(64, 128, 256) model.net.lin2_size: choice(64, 128, 256) model.net.lin3_size: choice(32, 64, 128, 256) ```
Next, execute it with: `python train.py -m hparams_search=mnist_optuna` Using this approach doesn't require adding any boilerplate to code, everything is defined in a single config file. The only necessary thing is to return the optimized metric value from the launch file. You can use different optimization frameworks integrated with Hydra, like [Optuna, Ax or Nevergrad](https://hydra.cc/docs/plugins/optuna_sweeper/). The `optimization_results.yaml` will be available under `logs/task_name/multirun` folder. This approach doesn't support advanced techniques like prunning - for more sophisticated search, you should probably write a dedicated optimization task (without multirun feature).
## Continuous Integration Template comes with CI workflows implemented in Github Actions: - `.github/workflows/test.yaml`: running all tests with pytest - `.github/workflows/code-quality-main.yaml`: running pre-commits on main branch for all files - `.github/workflows/code-quality-pr.yaml`: running pre-commits on pull requests for modified files only > **Note**: You need to enable the GitHub Actions from the settings in your repository.
## Distributed Training Lightning supports multiple ways of doing distributed training. The most common one is DDP, which spawns separate process for each GPU and averages gradients between them. To learn about other approaches read the [lightning docs](https://pytorch-lightning.readthedocs.io/en/latest/advanced/multi_gpu.html). You can run DDP on mnist example with 4 GPUs like this: ```bash python train.py trainer=ddp ``` > **Note**: When using DDP you have to be careful how you write your models - read the [docs](https://pytorch-lightning.readthedocs.io/en/latest/advanced/multi_gpu.html).
## Accessing Datamodule Attributes In Model The simplest way is to pass datamodule attribute directly to model on initialization: ```python # ./src/tasks/train_task.py datamodule = hydra.utils.instantiate(config.datamodule) model = hydra.utils.instantiate(config.model, some_param=datamodule.some_param) ``` > **Note**: Not a very robust solution, since it assumes all your datamodules have `some_param` attribute available. Similarly, you can pass a whole datamodule config as an init parameter: ```python # ./src/tasks/train_task.py model = hydra.utils.instantiate(config.model, dm_conf=config.datamodule, _recursive_=False) ``` You can also pass a datamodule config parameter to your model through variable interpolation: ```yaml # ./configs/model/my_model.yaml _target_: src.models.my_module.MyLitModule lr: 0.01 some_param: ${datamodule.some_param} ``` Another approach is to access datamodule in LightningModule directly through Trainer: ```python # ./src/models/mnist_module.py def on_train_start(self): self.some_param = self.trainer.datamodule.some_param ``` > **Note**: This only works after the training starts since otherwise trainer won't be yet available in LightningModule.
## Best Practices
Use Miniconda for GPU environments Use miniconda for your python environments (it's usually unnecessary to install full anaconda environment, miniconda should be enough). It makes it easier to install some dependencies, like cudatoolkit for GPU support. It also allows you to access your environments globally. Example installation: ```bash wget https://repo.anaconda.com/miniconda/Miniconda3-latest-Linux-x86_64.sh bash Miniconda3-latest-Linux-x86_64.sh ``` Create new conda environment: ```bash conda create -n myenv python=3.8 conda activate myenv ```
Use automatic code formatting Use pre-commit hooks to standardize code formatting of your project and save mental energy.
Simply install pre-commit package with: ```bash pip install pre-commit ``` Next, install hooks from [.pre-commit-config.yaml](.pre-commit-config.yaml): ```bash pre-commit install ``` After that your code will be automatically reformatted on every new commit. Currently template contains configurations of: - **black** (python code formatting) - **isort** (python import sorting) - **pyupgrade** (upgrading python syntax to newer version) - **docformatter** (python docstring formatting) - **flake8** (python pep8 code analysis) - **prettier** (yaml formatting) - **nbstripout** (clearing output from jupyter notebooks) - **bandit** (python security linter) - **mdformat** (markdown formatting) - **codespell** (word spellling linter) To reformat all files in the project use command: ```bash pre-commit run -a ```
Set private environment variables in .env file System specific variables (e.g. absolute paths to datasets) should not be under version control or it will result in conflict between different users. Your private keys also shouldn't be versioned since you don't want them to be leaked.
Template contains `.env.example` file, which serves as an example. Create a new file called `.env` (this name is excluded from version control in .gitignore). You should use it for storing environment variables like this: ``` MY_VAR=/home/user/my_system_path ``` All variables from `.env` are loaded in `train.py` automatically. Hydra allows you to reference any env variable in `.yaml` configs like this: ```yaml path_to_data: ${oc.env:MY_VAR} ```
Name metrics using '/' character Depending on which logger you're using, it's often useful to define metric name with `/` character: ```python self.log("train/loss", loss) ``` This way loggers will treat your metrics as belonging to different sections, which helps to get them organised in UI.
Use torchmetrics Use official [torchmetrics](https://github.com/PytorchLightning/metrics) library to ensure proper calculation of metrics. This is especially important for multi-GPU training! For example, instead of calculating accuracy by yourself, you should use the provided `Accuracy` class like this: ```python from torchmetrics.classification.accuracy import Accuracy class LitModel(LightningModule): def __init__(self) self.train_acc = Accuracy() self.val_acc = Accuracy() def training_step(self, batch, batch_idx): ... acc = self.train_acc(predictions, targets) self.log("train/acc", acc) ... def validation_step(self, batch, batch_idx): ... acc = self.val_acc(predictions, targets) self.log("val/acc", acc) ... ``` Make sure to use different metric instance for each step to ensure proper value reduction over all GPU processes. Torchmetrics provides metrics for most use cases, like F1 score or confusion matrix. Read [documentation](https://torchmetrics.readthedocs.io/en/latest/#more-reading) for more.
Follow PyTorch Lightning style guide The style guide is available [here](https://pytorch-lightning.readthedocs.io/en/latest/starter/style_guide.html).
1. Be explicit in your init. Try to define all the relevant defaults so that the user doesn’t have to guess. Provide type hints. This way your module is reusable across projects! ```python class LitModel(LightningModule): def __init__(self, layer_size: int = 256, lr: float = 0.001): ``` 2. Preserve the recommended method order. ```python class LitModel(LightningModule): def __init__(): ... def forward(): ... def training_step(): ... def training_step_end(): ... def training_epoch_end(): ... def validation_step(): ... def validation_step_end(): ... def validation_epoch_end(): ... def test_step(): ... def test_step_end(): ... def test_epoch_end(): ... def configure_optimizers(): ... def any_extra_hook(): ... ```
Version control your data and models with DVC Use [DVC](https://dvc.org) to version control big files, like your data or trained ML models.
To initialize the dvc repository: ```bash dvc init ``` To start tracking a file or directory, use `dvc add`: ```bash dvc add data/MNIST ``` DVC stores information about the added file (or a directory) in a special .dvc file named data/MNIST.dvc, a small text file with a human-readable format. This file can be easily versioned like source code with Git, as a placeholder for the original data: ```bash git add data/MNIST.dvc data/.gitignore git commit -m "Add raw data" ```
Support installing project as a package It allows other people to easily use your modules in their own projects. Change name of the `src` folder to your project name and complete the `setup.py` file. Now your project can be installed from local files: ```bash pip install -e . ``` Or directly from git repository: ```bash pip install git+git://github.com/YourGithubName/your-repo-name.git --upgrade ``` So any file can be easily imported into any other file like so: ```python from project_name.models.mnist_module import MNISTLitModule from project_name.datamodules.mnist_datamodule import MNISTDataModule ```
Keep local configs out of code versioning Some configurations are user/machine/installation specific (e.g. configuration of local cluster, or harddrive paths on a specific machine). For such scenarios, a file [configs/local/default.yaml](configs/local/) can be created which is automatically loaded but not tracked by Git. Example SLURM cluster config: ```yaml # @package _global_ defaults: - override /hydra/launcher@_here_: submitit_slurm data_dir: /mnt/scratch/data/ hydra: launcher: timeout_min: 1440 gpus_per_task: 1 gres: gpu:1 job: env_set: MY_VAR: /home/user/my/system/path MY_KEY: asdgjhawi8y23ihsghsueity23ihwd ```

## Resources This template was inspired by: - [PyTorchLightning/deep-learninig-project-template](https://github.com/PyTorchLightning/deep-learning-project-template) - [drivendata/cookiecutter-data-science](https://github.com/drivendata/cookiecutter-data-science) - [lucmos/nn-template](https://github.com/lucmos/nn-template) - [kedro-org/kedro](https://github.com/kedro-org/kedro) Useful repositories: - [pytorch/hydra-torch](https://github.com/pytorch/hydra-torch) - safely configuring PyTorch classes with Hydra - [romesco/hydra-lightning](https://github.com/romesco/hydra-lightning) - safely configuring PyTorch Lightning classes with Hydra - [PyTorchLightning/lightning-transformers](https://github.com/PyTorchLightning/lightning-transformers) - official Lightning Transformers repo built with Hydra Other resources: - [Cookiecutter Data Science Project Structure Opinions](http://drivendata.github.io/cookiecutter-data-science/#opinions) - [The Machine Learning Reproducibility Checklist](https://www.cs.mcgill.ca/~jpineau/ReproducibilityChecklist.pdf)
## License Lightning-Hydra-Template is licensed under the MIT License. ``` MIT License Copyright (c) 2021 ashleve Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE. ```

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## Description What it does ## How to run Install dependencies ```bash # clone project git clone https://github.com/YourGithubName/your-repo-name cd your-repo-name # [OPTIONAL] create conda environment conda create -n myenv python=3.9 conda activate myenv # install pytorch according to instructions # https://pytorch.org/get-started/ # install requirements pip install -r requirements.txt ``` Train model with default configuration ```bash # train on CPU python src/train.py trainer=cpu # train on GPU python src/train.py trainer=gpu ``` Train model with chosen experiment configuration from [configs/experiment/](configs/experiment/) ```bash python src/train.py experiment=experiment_name.yaml ``` You can override any parameter from command line like this ```bash python src/train.py trainer.max_epochs=20 datamodule.batch_size=64 ```