Deep Learning with PyTorch
Luca Pietro Giovanni Antiga, Eli Stevens, Thomas Viehmann
“We finally have the definitive treatise on PyTorch! It covers the basics and abstractions in great detail. I hope this book becomes your extended reference document.” —Soumith Chintala, co-creator of PyTorch
Written by PyTorch’s creator and key contributors
Develop deep learning models in a familiar Pythonic way
Use PyTorch to build an image classifier for cancer detection
Diagnose problems with your neural network and improve training with data augmentation
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About The Book
Every other day we hear about new ways to put deep learning to good use: improved medical imaging, accurate credit card fraud detection, long range weather forecasting, and more.
PyTorch puts these superpowers in your hands. Instantly familiar to anyone who knows Python data tools like NumPy and Scikit-learn, PyTorch simplifies deep learning without sacrificing advanced features. It’s great for building quick models, and it scales smoothly from laptop to enterprise.
Deep Learning with PyTorch teaches you to create deep learning and neural network systems with PyTorch. This practical book gets you to work right away building a tumor image classifier from scratch. After covering the basics, you’ll learn best practices for the entire deep learning pipeline, tackling advanced projects as your PyTorch skills become more sophisticated. All code samples are easy to explore in downloadable Jupyter notebooks.
What You Will Learn
- Understanding deep learning data structures such as tensors and neural networks
- Best practices for the PyTorch Tensor API, loading data in Python, and visualizing results
- Implementing modules and loss functions
- Utilizing pretrained models from PyTorch Hub
- Methods for training networks with limited inputs
- Sifting through unreliable results to diagnose and fix problems in your neural network
- Improve your results with augmented data, better model architecture, and fine tuning
This Book Is Written For
For Python programmers with an interest in machine learning. No experience with PyTorch or other deep learning frameworks is required.
About The Authors
Eli Stevens has worked in Silicon Valley for the past 15 years as a software engineer, and the past 7 years as Chief Technical Officer of a startup making medical device software. Luca Antiga is co-founder and CEO of an AI engineering company located in Bergamo, Italy, and a regular contributor to PyTorch. Thomas Viehmann is a Machine Learning and PyTorch speciality trainer and consultant based in Munich, Germany and a PyTorch core developer.
Table of Contents
PART 1 - CORE PYTORCH
1 Introducing deep learning and the PyTorch Library
2 Pretrained networks
3 It starts with a tensor
4 Real-world data representation using tensors
5 The mechanics of learning
6 Using a neural network to fit the data
7 Telling birds from airplanes: Learning from images
8 Using convolutions to generalize
PART 2 - LEARNING FROM IMAGES IN THE REAL WORLD: EARLY DETECTION OF LUNG CANCER
9 Using PyTorch to fight cancer
10 Combining data sources into a unified dataset
11 Training a classification model to detect suspected tumors
12 Improving training with metrics and augmentation
13 Using segmentation to find suspected nodules
14 End-to-end nodule analysis, and where to go next
PART 3 - DEPLOYMENT
15 Deploying to production