An abstract class representing a Dataset.

All other datasets should subclass it. All subclasses should override __len__, that provides the size of the dataset, and __getitem__, supporting integer indexing in range from 0 to len(self) exclusive.


Dataset wrapping tensors.

Each sample will be retrieved by indexing tensors along the first dimension.

Parameters:*tensors (Tensor) – tensors that have the same size of the first dimension.

Dataset to concatenate multiple datasets. Purpose: useful to assemble different existing datasets, possibly large-scale datasets as the concatenation operation is done in an on-the-fly manner.

Parameters:datasets (sequence) – List of datasets to be concatenated
class, indices)[source]

Subset of a dataset at specified indices.

  • dataset (Dataset) – The whole Dataset
  • indices (sequence) – Indices in the whole set selected for subset
class, batch_size=1, shuffle=False, sampler=None, batch_sampler=None, num_workers=0, collate_fn=<function default_collate>, pin_memory=False, drop_last=False, timeout=0, worker_init_fn=None)[source]

Data loader. Combines a dataset and a sampler, and provides single- or multi-process iterators over the dataset.

  • dataset (Dataset) – dataset from which to load the data.
  • batch_size (int, optional) – how many samples per batch to load (default: 1).
  • shuffle (bool, optional) – set to True to have the data reshuffled at every epoch (default: False).
  • sampler (Sampler, optional) – defines the strategy to draw samples from the dataset. If specified, shuffle must be False.
  • batch_sampler (Sampler, optional) – like sampler, but returns a batch of indices at a time. Mutually exclusive with batch_size, shuffle, sampler, and drop_last.
  • num_workers (int, optional) – how many subprocesses to use for data loading. 0 means that the data will be loaded in the main process. (default: 0)
  • collate_fn (callable, optional) – merges a list of samples to form a mini-batch.
  • pin_memory (bool, optional) – If True, the data loader will copy tensors into CUDA pinned memory before returning them.
  • drop_last (bool, optional) – set to True to drop the last incomplete batch, if the dataset size is not divisible by the batch size. If False and the size of dataset is not divisible by the batch size, then the last batch will be smaller. (default: False)
  • timeout (numeric, optional) – if positive, the timeout value for collecting a batch from workers. Should always be non-negative. (default: 0)
  • worker_init_fn (callable, optional) – If not None, this will be called on each worker subprocess with the worker id (an int in [0, num_workers - 1]) as input, after seeding and before data loading. (default: None)


By default, each worker will have its PyTorch seed set to base_seed + worker_id, where base_seed is a long generated by main process using its RNG. However, seeds for other libraies may be duplicated upon initializing workers (w.g., NumPy), causing each worker to return identical random numbers. (See My data loader workers return identical random numbers section in FAQ.) You may use torch.initial_seed() to access the PyTorch seed for each worker in worker_init_fn, and use it to set other seeds before data loading.


If spawn start method is used, worker_init_fn cannot be an unpicklable object, e.g., a lambda function., lengths)[source]

Randomly split a dataset into non-overlapping new datasets of given lengths.

  • dataset (Dataset) – Dataset to be split
  • lengths (sequence) – lengths of splits to be produced

Base class for all Samplers.

Every Sampler subclass has to provide an __iter__ method, providing a way to iterate over indices of dataset elements, and a __len__ method that returns the length of the returned iterators.


Samples elements sequentially, always in the same order.

Parameters:data_source (Dataset) – dataset to sample from

Samples elements randomly, without replacement.

Parameters:data_source (Dataset) – dataset to sample from

Samples elements randomly from a given list of indices, without replacement.

Parameters:indices (sequence) – a sequence of indices
class, num_samples, replacement=True)[source]

Samples elements from [0,..,len(weights)-1] with given probabilities (weights).

  • weights (sequence) – a sequence of weights, not necessary summing up to one
  • num_samples (int) – number of samples to draw
  • replacement (bool) – if True, samples are drawn with replacement. If not, they are drawn without replacement, which means that when a sample index is drawn for a row, it cannot be drawn again for that row.
class, batch_size, drop_last)[source]

Wraps another sampler to yield a mini-batch of indices.

  • sampler (Sampler) – Base sampler.
  • batch_size (int) – Size of mini-batch.
  • drop_last (bool) – If True, the sampler will drop the last batch if its size would be less than batch_size


>>> list(BatchSampler(SequentialSampler(range(10)), batch_size=3, drop_last=False))
[[0, 1, 2], [3, 4, 5], [6, 7, 8], [9]]
>>> list(BatchSampler(SequentialSampler(range(10)), batch_size=3, drop_last=True))
[[0, 1, 2], [3, 4, 5], [6, 7, 8]]
class, num_replicas=None, rank=None)[source]

Sampler that restricts data loading to a subset of the dataset.

It is especially useful in conjunction with torch.nn.parallel.DistributedDataParallel. In such case, each process can pass a DistributedSampler instance as a DataLoader sampler, and load a subset of the original dataset that is exclusive to it.


Dataset is assumed to be of constant size.

  • dataset – Dataset used for sampling.
  • num_replicas (optional) – Number of processes participating in distributed training.
  • rank (optional) – Rank of the current process within num_replicas.