Thursday, July 12, 2018

Visualizing frozen models in tensorflow and tensorboard

In tensorflow frozen inference graphs are normal graphs with their variables turned to constants and some training layers stripped away. Very often we get these binary files in protobuf (pb) and we want to check them out.

A fast way to do it is by using tensorboard and the tensorflow tool called

To use you need to clone the tensorflow repo locally.

First you convert the model into tensorboard event log

 python ~/tensorflow/tensorflow/python/tools/ --model_dir PATH_TO_PB_FILE --log_dir PATH_LOG_DIR

afterwards you run tensorboard to visualize it

tensorboard --logdir=visualization:PATH_TO_LOG_DIR