In this example network from pyTorch tutorial
import torch import torch.nn as nn import torch.nn.functional as F class Net(nn.Module): def __init__(self): super(Net, self).__init__() # 1 input image channel, 6 output channels, 3x3 square convolution # kernel self.conv1 = nn.Conv2d(1, 6, 3) self.conv2 = nn.Conv2d(6, 16, 3) # an affine operation: y = Wx + b self.fc1 = nn.Linear(16 * 6 * 6, 120) # 6*6 from image dimension self.fc2 = nn.Linear(120, 84) self.fc3 = nn.Linear(84, 10) def forward(self, x): # Max pooling over a (2, 2) window x = F.max_pool2d(F.relu(self.conv1(x)), (2, 2)) # If the size is a square you can only specify a single number x = F.max_pool2d(F.relu(self.conv2(x)), 2) x = x.view(-1, self.num_flat_features(x)) x = F.relu(self.fc1(x)) x = F.relu(self.fc2(x)) x = self.fc3(x) return x def num_flat_features(self, x): size = x.size()[1:] # all dimensions except the batch dimension num_features = 1 for s in size: num_features *= s return num_features net = Net() print(net) net = Net() input = torch.randn(1, 1, 32, 32) out = net(input) print(out)
Why is the method forward() not explicitely called? I mean how does just calling net(output) calls forward() ? (which is what happens as far as I understand) By the way I dont understand what this line means:
I can imagine super() is calling the constructor of a parent class but …?