# Access the adaptive learning rates for different torch optimizers

Hello,
Different optimization algorithms such as ADAM, Adagrad, RMSProp adapt their step size according to the gradients, for example adagrad accumulated the gradient L2 norm and the learning rate is scaled according to that, and RMSProp does an exponential moving average with a momentum parameter to accumulate the L2 norm of the gradients according to the torch.optim docs here - torch.optim β PyTorch 1.12 documentation

I was wondering if there is any clean way of accessing these adaptive learning rates rather than me manually calculating it? Is there some instance variable that I can access externally from the optimizer object? If this is not present already, it would be great to have this.

Please do let me know and thanks for your time.
Megh

You can check the `state_dict` of the optimizer and see the internal tracking stats:

``````model = nn.Linear(2, 2, bias=True)
optimizer = torch.optim.Adam(model.parameters(), lr=1e-3)

out = model(torch.randn(1, 2))
out.mean().backward()
optimizer.step()

print(optimizer.state_dict())
# {'state': {0: {'step': tensor(1.), 'exp_avg': tensor([[-0.0394, -0.0382],
#         [-0.0394, -0.0382]]), 'exp_avg_sq': tensor([[0.0002, 0.0001],
#         [0.0002, 0.0001]])}, 1: {'step': tensor(1.), 'exp_avg': tensor([0.0500, 0.0500]), 'exp_avg_sq': tensor([0.0003, 0.0003])}}, 'param_groups': [{'lr': 0.001, 'betas': (0.9, 0.999), 'eps': 1e-08, 'weight_decay': 0, 'amsgrad': False, 'maximize': False, 'foreach': None, 'capturable': False, 'params': [0, 1]}]}
``````

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Hi, thanks for this and my apologies for tagging specific users. I have edited my OP.