What is Torch?
It is easy to use and efficient, thanks to an easy and fast scripting language, LuaJIT, and an underlying C/CUDA implementation.
Torch is a tool in the Machine Learning Tools category of a tech stack.
Torch is an open source tool with 8.4K GitHub stars and 2.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Torch's open source repository on GitHub
Python, Comet.ml, Flair, Pythia, and Databricks are some of the popular tools that integrate with Torch. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Torch.
Why developers like Torch?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Torch
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- A powerful N-dimensional array
- Lots of routines for indexing, slicing, transposing
- Amazing interface to C, via LuaJIT
- Linear algebra routines
- Neural network, and energy-based models
- Numeric optimization routines
- Fast and efficient GPU support
- Embeddable, with ports to iOS and Android backends
Torch Alternatives & Comparisons
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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.
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scikit-learn is a Python module for machine learning built on top of SciPy and distributed under the 3-Clause BSD license.
Deep Learning library for Python. Convnets, recurrent neural networks, and more. Runs on TensorFlow or Theano. https://keras.io/
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