Chainer provides some iterators that implement typical strategies to create mini-batches by iterating over datasets.
SerialIterator is the simplest one, which extract mini batches in the main thread.
MultiprocessIterator is a parallelized version of
SerialIterator. It maintains worker subprocesses to load the next mini-batch in parallel.
SerialIterator(dataset, batch_size, repeat=True, shuffle=True)¶
Dataset iterator that serially reads the examples.
This is a simple implementation of
Iteratorthat just visits each example in either the order of indexes or a shuffled order.
To avoid unintentional performance degradation, the
shuffleoption is set to
Trueby default. For validation, it is better to set it to
Falsewhen the underlying dataset supports fast slicing. If the order of examples has an important meaning and the updater depends on the original order, this option should be set to
- dataset – Dataset to iterate.
- batch_size (int) – Number of examples within each batch.
- repeat (bool) – If
True, it infinitely loops over the dataset. Otherwise, it stops iteration at the end of the first epoch.
- shuffle (bool) – If
True, the order of examples is shuffled at the beginning of each epoch. Otherwise, examples are extracted in the order of indexes.