Optimizer in PyTorch


I have created the following optimizer.

optimizer = optim.SGD(model.parameters(), lr=learning_rate, momentum=momentum)

Based on a condition, I am updating the weights for the new inputs. Whenever I update the weight, I am running through the following code body.

optimizer = optim.SGD(model.parameters(), lr=learning_rate, momentum=0.9) # doubt here
inputs_new, _ = data_list[max_index]
outputs_new = model(inputs_new)
loss = criterion(outputs_new, torch.tensor([y]))

Is it correct to instantiate optimizer again and again (the line with the comment)? Is it a wrong practice? Is it logically wrong?

Thanks in advance.

i dont see anything wrong here,it should work fine.
R u facing any problems mate?

I guess the momentum wouldn’t work very well. Never seen anyone doing that before. Most people don’t reinitialise it

Hi ,
The accuracy has gone down by nearly 20 % in the first case. (With one initializer)


Thanks for the input. Actually, the momentum works well in that case.

accuracy depends on other parameters also, i dont think re-instantiate optimizer again and again is a good practice but you then there is nothing in doing that.

can you post the full code and tell what exactly you r doing?

This should help. I had a similar question recently…

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