Nevergrad Example#

"""This example demonstrates the usage of Nevergrad with Ray Tune.

It also checks that it is usable with a separate scheduler.

Requires the Nevergrad library to be installed (`pip install nevergrad`).
"""
import time

from ray import air, tune
from ray.air import session
from ray.tune.search import ConcurrencyLimiter
from ray.tune.schedulers import AsyncHyperBandScheduler
from ray.tune.search.nevergrad import NevergradSearch


def evaluation_fn(step, width, height):
    return (0.1 + width * step / 100) ** (-1) + height * 0.1


def easy_objective(config):
    # Hyperparameters
    width, height = config["width"], config["height"]

    for step in range(config["steps"]):
        # Iterative training function - can be any arbitrary training procedure
        intermediate_score = evaluation_fn(step, width, height)
        # Feed the score back back to Tune.
        session.report({"iterations": step, "mean_loss": intermediate_score})
        time.sleep(0.1)


if __name__ == "__main__":
    import argparse
    import nevergrad as ng

    parser = argparse.ArgumentParser()
    parser.add_argument(
        "--smoke-test", action="store_true", help="Finish quickly for testing"
    )
    args, _ = parser.parse_known_args()

    # Optional: Pass the parameter space yourself
    # space = ng.p.Dict(
    #     width=ng.p.Scalar(lower=0, upper=20),
    #     height=ng.p.Scalar(lower=-100, upper=100),
    #     activation=ng.p.Choice(choices=["relu", "tanh"])
    # )

    algo = NevergradSearch(
        optimizer=ng.optimizers.OnePlusOne,
        # space=space,  # If you want to set the space manually
    )
    algo = ConcurrencyLimiter(algo, max_concurrent=4)

    scheduler = AsyncHyperBandScheduler()

    tuner = tune.Tuner(
        easy_objective,
        tune_config=tune.TuneConfig(
            metric="mean_loss",
            mode="min",
            search_alg=algo,
            scheduler=scheduler,
            num_samples=10 if args.smoke_test else 50,
        ),
        run_config=air.RunConfig(name="nevergrad"),
        param_space={
            "steps": 100,
            "width": tune.uniform(0, 20),
            "height": tune.uniform(-100, 100),
            "activation": tune.choice(["relu", "tanh"]),
        },
    )
    results = tuner.fit()

    print("Best hyperparameters found were: ", results.get_best_result().config)