What we should use align_corners = False


(Latou) #1

I am very confused with this parameter in pytroch document. According to wiki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilinear_interpolation, the bilinear interpolation formula result is consistent with
align_corners =True. which is defatult before pytorch 0.4.0.
I want to know when should use align_corners=False ??


(Mata Fu) #2

same problem here.
Someone can help?


(Simon Wang) #3

Have you seen the note and examples under Upsample? I think they do a great job in explaining why.


#4

Yeah, I check the example under Upsample. I don’t get it.

>>> input_3x3 = torch.zeros(3, 3).view(1, 1, 3, 3)
>>> input_3x3[:, :, :2, :2].copy_(input)
tensor([[[[ 1.,  2.],
          [ 3.,  4.]]]])
>>> input_3x3
tensor([[[[ 1.,  2.,  0.],
          [ 3.,  4.,  0.],
          [ 0.,  0.,  0.]]]])

>>> m = nn.Upsample(scale_factor=2, mode='bilinear')  # align_corners=False
>>> # Notice that values in top left corner are the same with the small input (except at boundary)
>>> m(input_3x3)
tensor([[[[ 1.0000,  1.2500,  1.7500,  1.5000,  0.5000,  0.0000],
          [ 1.5000,  1.7500,  2.2500,  1.8750,  0.6250,  0.0000],
          [ 2.5000,  2.7500,  3.2500,  2.6250,  0.8750,  0.0000],
          [ 2.2500,  2.4375,  2.8125,  2.2500,  0.7500,  0.0000],
          [ 0.7500,  0.8125,  0.9375,  0.7500,  0.2500,  0.0000],
          [ 0.0000,  0.0000,  0.0000,  0.0000,  0.0000,  0.0000]]]])

>>> m = nn.Upsample(scale_factor=2, mode='bilinear', align_corners=True)
>>> # Notice that values in top left corner are now changed
>>> m(input_3x3)
tensor([[[[ 1.0000,  1.4000,  1.8000,  1.6000,  0.8000,  0.0000],
          [ 1.8000,  2.2000,  2.6000,  2.2400,  1.1200,  0.0000],
          [ 2.6000,  3.0000,  3.4000,  2.8800,  1.4400,  0.0000],
          [ 2.4000,  2.7200,  3.0400,  2.5600,  1.2800,  0.0000],
          [ 1.2000,  1.3600,  1.5200,  1.2800,  0.6400,  0.0000],
          [ 0.0000,  0.0000,  0.0000,  0.0000,  0.0000,  0.0000]]]])

Whether align_corners is False or True, the left top corner is always 1.

Oh, my mistake. Now I get it.