First, I did not see it coming … all those slides stating that lua is more efficient and easier to learn than python, this is an impressive move !
As a “native” torch user it’s both interesting and worrying, I have read the nice tutorial: introduction to pytorch for torchies, I see a lot of improvements it’s great. I have a few questions regarding pytorch and torch :
- why did you choose to create this interface for python now, it did not seem a priority for the community (however I understand this will probably increase the adoption rate) ?
- as a torch user, I invested some time to learn how lua and torch operate, I guess it will operate the same way in the near future, can you give us some insights about this ?
- again as a torch user, would you see some big pros to move from torch to pytorch, without sacrifying performance for example ? maybe sharing your vision of how pytorch will be used at Facebook or Twitter ?
I want to be sure working with torch in the future is not a bad decision, by that I mean not switching to pytorch.
This is absolutely not a criticism of torch/pytorch, it is surely an opportunity for the community.