I’m trying to build a convolutional 2-D layer for 3-channel images which applies a different convolution per channel. This brought me to investigate the groups parameter in nn.Conv2d. If I’m not mistaken, to do this I should simply create a Conv2d layer in a manner similar than:
conv_layer = Conv2d(3,3,(1,5),groups=3)
For a 1x5 filter. I ran a small test to confirm this idea, but I obtained different results from two outputs which I was expecting to be the same:
import torch.nn as nn
I = torch.randn(10,3,4,5)
conv1 = nn.Conv2d(3,3,(1,5),groups=3)
conv2 = nn.Conv2d(1,1,(1,5),groups=1)
out1 = conv1(I)[0,0,...]
out2 = conv2(I[:,0:1,...])[0,0,...]
I’m coying the weights for channel 1 of the conv1 layer into the single-channel conv2 one, and applying both layers to the same input I. What I’m comparing is the 1st batch of the 1st channel of both outputs, and ideally they should be the same.
Could anyone help me understand where I’m mistaken?