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A Collection of Variational Autoencoders (VAE) in PyTorch.

repo name AntixK/PyTorch-VAE
repo link https://github.com/AntixK/PyTorch-VAE
language Python
size (curr.) 47575 kB
stars (curr.) 381
created 2020-01-10
license Apache License 2.0

A collection of Variational AutoEncoders (VAEs) implemented in PyTorch with focus on reproducibility. The aim of this project is to provide a quick and simple working example for many of the cool VAE models out there. All the models are trained on the CelebA dataset for consistency and comparison. The architecture of all the models are kept as similar as possible with the same layers, except for cases where the original paper necessitates a radically different architecture (Ex. VQ VAE uses Residual layers and no Batch-Norm, unlike other models). Here are the results of each model.


  • Python >= 3.5
  • PyTorch >= 1.3
  • Pytorch Lightning >= 0.6.0 (GitHub Repo)
  • CUDA enabled computing device


$ git clone https://github.com/AntixK/PyTorch-VAE
$ cd PyTorch-VAE
$ pip install -r requirements.txt


$ cd PyTorch-VAE
$ python run.py -c configs/<config-file-name.yaml>

Config file template

  name: "<name of VAE model>"
  in_channels: 3
    .         # Other parameters required by the model

  data_path: "<path to the celebA dataset>"
  img_size: 64    # Models are designed to work for this size
  batch_size: 64  # Better to have a square number
  LR: 0.005
    .         # Other arguments required for training, like scheduler etc.

  gpus: 1         
  max_nb_epochs: 50
  gradient_clip_val: 1.5

  save_dir: "logs/"
  name: "<experiment name>"

View TensorBoard Logs

$ cd logs/<experiment name>/version_<the version you want>
$ tensorboard --logdir tf

Model Paper Reconstruction Samples
VAE (Code, Config) Link
Conditional VAE (Code, Config) Link
WAE - MMD (RBF Kernel) (Code, Config) Link
WAE - MMD (IMQ Kernel) (Code, Config) Link
Beta-VAE (Code, Config) Link
Disentangled Beta-VAE (Code, Config) Link
Beta-TC-VAE (Code, Config) Link
IWAE (K = 5) (Code, Config) Link
MIWAE (K = 5, M = 3) (Code, Config) Link
DFCVAE (Code, Config) Link
MSSIM VAE (Code, Config) Link
Categorical VAE (Code, Config) Link
Joint VAE (Code, Config) Link
Info VAE (Code, Config) Link
LogCosh VAE (Code, Config) Link
SWAE (200 Projections) (Code, Config) Link
VQ-VAE (K = 512, D = 64) (Code, Config) Link N/A
DIP VAE (Code, Config) Link


If you have trained a better model, using these implementations, by fine-tuning the hyper-params in the config file, I would be happy to include your result (along with your config file) in this repo, citing your name 😊.

Additionally, if you would like to contribute some models, please submit a PR.


Apache License 2.0

Permissions Limitations Conditions
✔️ Commercial use ❌ Trademark use ⓘ License and copyright notice
✔️ Modification ❌ Liability ⓘ State changes
✔️ Distribution ❌ Warranty
✔️ Patent use
✔️ Private use


  author = {Subramanian, A.K},
  title = {PyTorch-VAE},
  year = {2020},
  publisher = {GitHub},
  journal = {GitHub repository},
  howpublished = {\url{https://github.com/AntixK/PyTorch-VAE}}

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