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Visualization of PyTorch Custom Metrics

This topic shows you how to set experiment custom metrics and their effects. The topic builds on Getting Started for PyTorch with steps.

The following steps are covered:

  • Create a custom metric function.
  • Wrap the function using MissingLink's callback.


Compare the basic script with the resulting script.

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  1. Create a custom metric function:

    Wherever you see fit, define a function that will be a custom metric. For example:

    def accuracy(correct_count, total):
        # Here you can put any calculation you would like.
        # The function may have any parameters you need,
        # but it must return a single numeric value.
        # In this example, we demonstrate it by calculating the accuracy of the model.
        return (correct_count / total) * 100.0
  2. Create an experiment and pass the metrics:

    Similarly to the way you passed in regular metrics to the experiment, you need to pass in the custom metric. Add the accuracy metric to the metrics dictionary in the create_experiment call, so:

    with missinglink_project.create_experiment(
        metrics={'loss': loss, 'accuracy': accuracy},
        display_name='MNIST multilayer perception',
        description='Two fully connected hidden layers') as experiment:

    Then, get the wrapped accuracy function from the experiment object:

    loss_function = experiment.metrics['loss']
    accuracy = experiment.metrics['accuracy']
  3. Call the wrapped metric function:

    Now, all you need to do is to call the wrapped function in your training loop, in your validation loop, or wherever you want to. MissingLink will monitor the result of the function whenever you call it (as long as the experiment is running, of course).

You should have added custom metrics to your experiment successfully.

  • Inspect the resulting script.
  • Run the new script and see how the MissingLink dashboard helps with monitoring the experiment. A description follows.

Viewing the new functionality on the dashboard

You can see the custom metrics across different experiments on your MissingLink dashboard.