# TensorFlow vs Theano

TensorFlow vs Theano: What are the differences?

What is TensorFlow? Open Source Software Library for Machine Intelligence. TensorFlow is an open source software library for numerical computation using data flow graphs. Nodes in the graph represent mathematical operations, while the graph edges represent the multidimensional data arrays (tensors) communicated between them. The flexible architecture allows you to deploy computation to one or more CPUs or GPUs in a desktop, server, or mobile device with a single API.

What is Theano? Define, optimize, and evaluate mathematical expressions involving multi-dimensional arrays efficiently. Theano is a Python library that lets you to define, optimize, and evaluate mathematical expressions, especially ones with multi-dimensional arrays (numpy.ndarray). Using Theano it is possible to attain speeds rivaling hand-crafted C impleme.

TensorFlow and Theano can be categorized as "Machine Learning" tools.

Theano is an open source tool with 8.83K GitHub stars and 2.49K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Theano's open source repository on GitHub. Student at PES UNIVERSITY · | 5 upvotes · 1.9K views

I have just started learning some basic machine learning concepts. So which of the following frameworks is better to use: Keras / TensorFlow/PyTorch. I have prior knowledge in python(and even pandas), java, js and C. It would be nice if something could point out the advantages of one over the other especially in terms of resources, documentation and flexibility. Also, could someone tell me where to find the right resources or tutorials for the above frameworks? Thanks in advance, hope you are doing well!!

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## What is TensorFlow?

TensorFlow is an open source software library for numerical computation using data flow graphs. Nodes in the graph represent mathematical operations, while the graph edges represent the multidimensional data arrays (tensors) communicated between them. The flexible architecture allows you to deploy computation to one or more CPUs or GPUs in a desktop, server, or mobile device with a single API.

## What is Theano?

Theano is a Python library that lets you to define, optimize, and evaluate mathematical expressions, especially ones with multi-dimensional arrays (numpy.ndarray). Using Theano it is possible to attain speeds rivaling hand-crafted C impleme
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What are some alternatives to TensorFlow and Theano?
PyTorch
PyTorch is not a Python binding into a monolothic C++ framework. It is built to be deeply integrated into Python. You can use it naturally like you would use numpy / scipy / scikit-learn etc.
Keras
Deep Learning library for Python. Convnets, recurrent neural networks, and more. Runs on TensorFlow or Theano. https://keras.io/
OpenCV
OpenCV was designed for computational efficiency and with a strong focus on real-time applications. Written in optimized C/C++, the library can take advantage of multi-core processing. Enabled with OpenCL, it can take advantage of the hardware acceleration of the underlying heterogeneous compute platform.
Apache Spark
Spark is a fast and general processing engine compatible with Hadoop data. It can run in Hadoop clusters through YARN or Spark's standalone mode, and it can process data in HDFS, HBase, Cassandra, Hive, and any Hadoop InputFormat. It is designed to perform both batch processing (similar to MapReduce) and new workloads like streaming, interactive queries, and machine learning.
MXNet
A deep learning framework designed for both efficiency and flexibility. It allows you to mix symbolic and imperative programming to maximize efficiency and productivity. At its core, it contains a dynamic dependency scheduler that automatically parallelizes both symbolic and imperative operations on the fly.
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