Hi, I’m going through the autograd tutorial http://pytorch.org/tutorials/beginner/blitz/autograd_tutorial.html and I’m confused about the first step in calculating the gradient. Why is o = 1/4 ∑z ?

Can someone explain this?

Thanks!

Hi, I’m going through the autograd tutorial http://pytorch.org/tutorials/beginner/blitz/autograd_tutorial.html and I’m confused about the first step in calculating the gradient. Why is o = 1/4 ∑z ?

Can someone explain this?

Thanks!

`z`

is of size 2 X 2. So, in total has 4 elements. `out = z.mean()`

is thus the same as (1/4) X Summation over elements of z.

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Ahhh, of course. Thanks!