December 3, 2019

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Resources for “Introduction to Deep Learning” course.

repo name hse-aml/intro-to-dl
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language Jupyter Notebook
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created 2017-10-15

Introduction to Deep Learning course resources

Running on Google Colab (tested for all weeks)

Google has released its own flavour of Jupyter called Colab, which has free GPUs!

Here’s how you can use it:

  1. Open, click Sign in in the upper right corner, use your Google credentials to sign in.
  2. Click GITHUB tab, paste and press Enter
  3. Choose the notebook you want to open, e.g. week2/v2/mnist_with_keras.ipynb
  4. Click File -> Save a copy in Drive… to save your progress in Google Drive
  5. Click Runtime -> Change runtime type and select GPU in Hardware accelerator box
  6. Execute the following code in the first cell that downloads dependencies (change for your week number):
! shred -u
! wget -O
import setup_google_colab
# please, uncomment the week you're working on
# setup_google_colab.setup_week1()
# setup_google_colab.setup_week2()
# setup_google_colab.setup_week2_honor()
# setup_google_colab.setup_week3()
# setup_google_colab.setup_week4()
# setup_google_colab.setup_week5()
# setup_google_colab.setup_week6()
  1. If you run many notebooks on Colab, they can continue to eat up memory, you can kill them with ! pkill -9 python3 and check with ! nvidia-smi that GPU memory is freed.

Known issues:

  • Blinking animation with IPython.display.clear_output(). It’s usable, but still looking for a workaround.

Offline instructions

Coursera Jupyter Environment can be slow if many learners use it heavily. Our tasks are compute-heavy and we recommend to run them on your hardware for optimal performance.

You will need a computer with at least 4GB of RAM.

There’re two options to setup the Jupyter Notebooks locally: Docker container and Anaconda.

Docker container option (best for Mac/Linux)

Follow the instructions on to install Docker container with all necessary software installed.

After that you should see a Jupyter page in your browser.

Anaconda option (best for Windows)

We highly recommend to install docker environment, but if it’s not an option, you can try to install the necessary python modules with Anaconda.

First, install Anaconda with Python 3.5+ from here.

Download conda_requirements.txt from here.

Open terminal on Mac/Linux or “Anaconda Prompt” in Start Menu on Windows and run:

conda config --append channels conda-forge
conda config --append channels menpo
conda install --yes --file conda_requirements.txt

To start Jupyter Notebooks run jupyter notebook on Mac/Linux or “Jupyter Notebook” in Start Menu on Windows.

After that you should see a Jupyter page in your browser.

Prepare resources inside Jupyter Notebooks (for local setups only)

Click New -> Terminal and execute: git clone On Windows you might want to install Git. You can also download all the resources as zip archive from GitHub page.

Close the terminal and refresh Jupyter page, you will see intro-to-dl folder, go there, all the necessary notebooks are waiting for you.

First you need to download necessary resources, to do that open download_resources.ipynb and run cells for Keras and your week.

Now you can open a notebook for the corresponding week and work there just like in Coursera Jupyter Environment.

Using GPU for offline setup (for advanced users)

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