Lightning supports the most popular logging frameworks (TensorBoard, Comet, etc…).
To use a logger, simply pass it into the
Lightning uses TensorBoard by default.
from pytorch_lightning import loggers as pl_loggers tb_logger = pl_loggers.TensorBoardLogger('logs/') trainer = Trainer(logger=tb_logger)
Choose from any of the others such as MLflow, Comet, Neptune, WandB, …
comet_logger = pl_loggers.CometLogger(save_dir='logs/') trainer = Trainer(logger=comet_logger)
To use multiple loggers, simply pass in a
tuple of loggers …
tb_logger = pl_loggers.TensorBoardLogger('logs/') comet_logger = pl_loggers.CometLogger(save_dir='logs/') trainer = Trainer(logger=[tb_logger, comet_logger])
By default, lightning logs every 50 steps. Use Trainer flags to Control logging frequency.
All loggers log by default to os.getcwd(). To change the path without creating a logger set Trainer(default_root_dir=’/your/path/to/save/checkpoints’)
Logging from a LightningModule¶
Lightning offers automatic log functionalities for logging scalars, or manual logging for anything else.
def training_step(self, batch, batch_idx): self.log('my_metric', x)
Depending on where log is called from, Lightning auto-determines the correct logging mode for you. But of course you can override the default behavior by manually setting the
def training_step(self, batch, batch_idx): self.log('my_loss', loss, on_step=True, on_epoch=True, prog_bar=True, logger=True)
log() method has a few options:
on_epoch: Automatically accumulates and logs at the end of the epoch. Defaults to True anywhere in validation or test loops, and in
prog_bar: Logs to the progress bar.
logger: Logs to the logger like Tensorboard, or any other custom logger passed to the
on_epoch=Truewill cache all your logged values during the full training epoch and perform a reduction on_epoch_end. We recommend using the metrics API when working with custom reduction.
on_epoch=Truewill create two keys per metric you log with suffix
_epoch, respectively. You can refer to these keys e.g. in the monitor argument of
ModelCheckpointor in the graphs plotted to the logger of your choice.
If your work requires to log in an unsupported function, please open an issue with a clear description of why it is blocking you.
If you want to log anything that is not a scalar, like histograms, text, images, etc… you may need to use the logger object directly.
def training_step(...): ... # the logger you used (in this case tensorboard) tensorboard = self.logger.experiment tensorboard.add_image() tensorboard.add_histogram(...) tensorboard.add_figure(...)
Access your logs¶
Once your training starts, you can view the logs by using your favorite logger or booting up the Tensorboard logs:
tensorboard --logdir ./lightning_logs
Make a custom logger¶
You can implement your own logger by writing a class that inherits from
rank_zero_only() decorators to make sure that only the first process in DDP training creates the experiment and logs the data respectively.
from pytorch_lightning.utilities import rank_zero_only from pytorch_lightning.loggers import LightningLoggerBase from pytorch_lightning.loggers.base import rank_zero_experiment class MyLogger(LightningLoggerBase): @property def name(self): return 'MyLogger' @property @rank_zero_experiment def experiment(self): # Return the experiment object associated with this logger. pass @property def version(self): # Return the experiment version, int or str. return '0.1' @rank_zero_only def log_hyperparams(self, params): # params is an argparse.Namespace # your code to record hyperparameters goes here pass @rank_zero_only def log_metrics(self, metrics, step): # metrics is a dictionary of metric names and values # your code to record metrics goes here pass @rank_zero_only def save(self): # Optional. Any code necessary to save logger data goes here # If you implement this, remember to call `super().save()` # at the start of the method (important for aggregation of metrics) super().save() @rank_zero_only def finalize(self, status): # Optional. Any code that needs to be run after training # finishes goes here pass
If you write a logger that may be useful to others, please send a pull request to add it to Lightning!
Control logging frequency¶
It may slow training down to log every single batch. By default, Lightning logs every 50 rows, or 50 training steps.
To change this behaviour, set the log_every_n_steps
k = 10 trainer = Trainer(log_every_n_steps=k)
Log writing frequency¶
Writing to a logger can be expensive, so by default Lightning write logs to disc or to the given logger every 100 training steps.
To change this behaviour, set the interval at which you wish to flush logs to the filesystem using log_every_n_steps
k = 100 trainer = Trainer(flush_logs_every_n_steps=k)
Unlike the log_every_n_steps, this argument does not apply to all loggers.
The example shown here works with
which is the default logger in Lightning.
You can add any metric to the progress bar using
method, setting prog_bar=True.
def training_step(self, batch, batch_idx): self.log('my_loss', loss, prog_bar=True)
Modifying the progress bar¶
The progress bar by default already includes the training loss and version number of the experiment
if you are using a logger. These defaults can be customized by overriding the
get_progress_bar_dict() hook in your module.
def get_progress_bar_dict(self): # don't show the version number items = super().get_progress_bar_dict() items.pop("v_num", None) return items
Configure console logging¶
Lightning logs useful information about the training process and user warnings to the console. You can retrieve the Lightning logger and change it to your liking. For example, increase the logging level to see fewer messages like so:
import logging logging.getLogger("lightning").setLevel(logging.ERROR)
Read more about custom Python logging here.
When training a model, it’s useful to know what hyperparams went into that model. When Lightning creates a checkpoint, it stores a key “hyper_parameters” with the hyperparams.
lightning_checkpoint = torch.load(filepath, map_location=lambda storage, loc: storage) hyperparams = lightning_checkpoint['hyper_parameters']
Some loggers also allow logging the hyperparams used in the experiment. For instance, when using the TestTubeLogger or the TensorBoardLogger, all hyperparams will show in the hparams tab.
Loggers also allow you to snapshot a copy of the code used in this experiment. For example, TestTubeLogger does this with a flag:
from pytorch_lightning.loggers import TestTubeLogger logger = TestTubeLogger('.', create_git_tag=True)
The following are loggers we support
The following loggers will normally plot an additional chart (global_step VS epoch).
_epoch will be appended to the name you logged
on_epoch are set to
Depending on the loggers you use, there might be some additional charts.
Log using Comet.ml.
Log to local file system in yaml and CSV format.
Log using MLflow.
Log using Neptune.
Log to local file system in TensorBoard format.
Log using Weights and Biases.