autograd 1.3-foss-2020a-Python-3.8.2

There is a newer version of autograd

Autograd can automatically differentiate native Python and Numpy code. It can handle a large subset of Python's features, including loops, ifs, recursion and closures, and it can even take derivatives of derivatives of derivatives. It supports reverse-mode differentiation (a.k.a. backpropagation), which means it can efficiently take gradients of scalar-valued functions with respect to array-valued arguments, as well as forward-mode differentiation, and the two can be composed arbitrarily. The main intended application of Autograd is gradient-based optimization.

Accessing autograd 1.3-foss-2020a-Python-3.8.2

To load the module for autograd 1.3-foss-2020a-Python-3.8.2 please use this command on the BEAR systems (BlueBEAR, BEARCloud VMs, and CaStLeS VMs):

module load autograd/1.3-foss-2020a-Python-3.8.2

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More Information

For more information visit the autograd website.


This version of autograd has a direct dependency on: foss/2020a Python/3.8.2-GCCcore-9.3.0 SciPy-bundle/2020.03-foss-2020a-Python-3.8.2

Required By

This version of autograd is a direct dependent of: Meep/1.17.1-foss-2020a-Python-3.8.2

Other Versions

These versions of autograd are available on the BEAR systems (BlueBEAR, BEARCloud VMs, and CaStLeS VMs). These will be retained in accordance with our Applications Support and Retention Policy.

Version BEAR Apps Version
1.5-foss-2021b 2021b
1.4-foss-2021a 2021a

Last modified on 29th January 2021