Theano's contribution

  • By Shunta Saito
  • Sep 29, 2017
  • In General

The Chainer team is saddened to hear about the end of Theano development. Some of us used Theano when we first started studying deep learning and many aspects of Chainer were inspired by Theano’s clean interface design.

Like Theano, Chainer is a Python neural network framework with a numpy-like syntax for computation on CPUs or GPUs. Thanks to our previous work with Theano, Chainer has a TheanoFunction which enables Theano functions to be used within Chainer as is. In case Theano users are interested in trying Chainer, the Chainer tutorials provide a good starting point: Chainer Tutorial.

Our thanks again to the Theano developers for their contributions to the Deep Learning community.

About Chainer

Chainer is a Python-based, standalone open source framework for deep learning models. Chainer provides a flexible, intuitive, and high performance means of implementing a full range of deep learning models, including state-of-the-art models such as recurrent neural networks and variational autoencoders.

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