PyTorch Code Snippets for VSCode
This project aims to provide a faster workflow when using the PyTorch or fastai library in Visual Studio Code.
This extension provides code snippets for often used coding blocks as well as code example provided by the libraries for common deep learning tasks.
Table of Contents
- Getting Started
- PyTorch Preview
- Fastai Preview
- Get Involved
- Future Plans
If this extension is installed and activated you might notice by start typing
fastai in your python file a dropdown list appears. Entries starting with
fastai: represent code snippets refering to those libraries offered by this extension.
Snippets appear in the same way as code completion by using
Ctrl+Space. There are placeholders, variables and choices defined inside the code snippets so you can jump from one to another just by pressing
Tab. Examples on how to use this extension are shown below. For a full overview please take a look at the Snippet Collection.
Currently the snippets are working for the latest releases of the supported libraries:
- fastai >= 1.0.21
- pytorch >= 0.4.1
Be aware that at the time the fastai library is changing rapidly, so I can not guarantee that every snippet is actually working the way it is intended.
I will try to keep the snippets in line with the latest fastai library developments (as well as the latest PyTorch releases), so it might not work for you in case you are using an outdated version.
The installation process is very straightforward. The recommend, stable way is as follows:
- Launch Visual Studio Code
- From the command palette
Ctrl-Shift-P (Windows, Linux) or
Cmd-Shift-P (MacOS) select
Install Extension or just simply go to the
Extensions tab (most likely the fifth entry on the left sidebar). You can also use the hotkey
- Choose and install extension
- Restart/Reload Visual Studio Code
This will give you the most recent version you can find on the VS Marketplace.
Alternatively you can also clone this repository and move it manually into your VS Code extension folder which will give you
the most recent version on GitHub.
git clone https://github.com/SvenBecker/vscode-pytorch.git
mv vscode-pytorch /path/to/your/VSCodeExtensionFolder/
On Windows for example you can normally find the extension folder at
C:\Users\YourName\.vscode\extensions. On MacOS and Linux it should be located at
Note: The second method will give you the overall most recent version because I won't update the VS Marketplace version as often
as the GitHub version but the VS Marketplace version will probably be the more stable one.
- Added DataBlock API support for tabular data
train snippets for pytorch and fastai
- Fixed bugs in optimizer selection
- Added PyTorch Functional Snippets
- Added code snippets for fast metrics or loss selection (PyTorch and fastai)
- Added easy selection of neural network layers in PyTorch based on their type
pytorch:layer: (conv, recurrent, etc.)
- Added some more PyTorch snippets like for example optimizer selection, weight initialization etc.
- Added DataBlock API snippets for fastai
- Changed some code examples for common problems to be inline with the official examples provided by PyTorch
All of the past as well as the upcoming changes can further be viewed at Changelog.
If you want to contribute, what I would highly appreciate since this project is currently in a very early stage
and there is still so much to do, please take a look at Contributing.
I would like to extend snippet options to additional packages which are related to PyTorch.
This might include Ignite or Pyro.
Furthermore, but not in this project, I would like to offer VS Code snippets for visualization in Python, like for
example Matplotlib or Seaborn. Eventually even considering the inclusion of interactive visualization libraries like Bokeh or Plotly. If anyone is interested in this kind of project and/or want to offer some help please
Suggestions for improvements will be highly appreciated. You can write me an email (address is provided on my profile) or you can contact me via Twitter @SBX9209.
- PyTorch: A huge thanks to the PyTorch team for building such an awesome, easy to use deep learning framework and for offering a numerous amount of code examples.
- Fastai: Also a huge thanks to Jeremy Howard and the whole fast.ai team for creating this great deep learning library and also for offering wonderful, very practical orientated free lectures giving insight to deep learning to a wide range of people including ml/dl beginners as well as advanced practitioners.
- VSCode: My personal favorite text editor and I'm grateful for all the options they are offering, like a huge amount of language support, extensions, integrated terminal, debugger etc..