Executes a Python function.
This operator can be used to execute custom Python code in the DALI pipeline. The function receives the data from DALI as NumPy arrays in case of CPU operators or as CuPy arrays for GPU operators. It is expected to return the results in the same format. For a more universal data format, see
nvidia.dali.fn.dl_tensor_python_function(). The function should not modify input tensors.
Currently, this operator can be used only in pipelines with the
exec_pipelined=Falsevalues specified and should only be used for prototyping and debugging.
This operator is not compatible with TensorFlow integration.
This operator allows sequence inputs and supports volumetric data.
This operator will not be optimized out of the graph.
- Supported backends
input[0..255] (TensorList, optional) – This function accepts up to 256 optional positional inputs
- Keyword Arguments
function (object) – Function object.
batch_processing (bool, optional, default = False) –
Determines whether the function is invoked once per batch or separately for every sample in the batch.
If set to True, the function will receive its arguments as lists of NumPy or CuPy arrays, for CPU and GPU backend, respectively.
bytes_per_sample_hint (int or list of int, optional, default = ) –
Output size hint, in bytes per sample.
If specified, the operator’s outputs residing in GPU or page-locked host memory will be preallocated to accommodate a batch of samples of this size.
num_outputs (int, optional, default = 1) – Number of outputs.
output_layouts (layout str or list of layout str, optional) –
Tensor data layouts for the outputs.
This argument can be a list that contains a distinct layout for each output. If the list has fewer than num_outputs elements, only the first outputs have the layout set and the rest of the outputs have no layout assigned.
preserve (bool, optional, default = False) – Prevents the operator from being removed from the graph even if its outputs are not used.
seed (int, optional, default = -1) –
If not provided, it will be populated based on the global seed of the pipeline.