Training with Online Algorithms

Training with Online Algorithms#

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import brainpy as bp
import brainpy.math as bm
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import brainpy_datasets as bd

bm.set_environment(x64=True, mode=bm.batching_mode)


Online training algorithms, such as FORCE learning, have played vital roles in brain modeling. BrainPy provides brainpy.train.OnlineTrainer for model training with online algorithms.

Train a reservoir model#

Here, we are going to use brainpy.OnlineTrainer to train a next generation reservoir computing model (NGRC) to predict chaotic dynamics.

We first get the training dataset.

def get_subset(data, start, end):
  res = {'x': data.xs[start: end],
         'y': data.ys[start: end],
         'z': data.zs[start: end]}
  res = bm.hstack([res['x'], res['y'], res['z']])
  # Training data must have batch size, here the batch is 1
  return res.reshape((1, ) + res.shape)
dt = 0.01
t_warmup, t_train, t_test = 5., 100., 50.  # ms
num_warmup, num_train, num_test = int(t_warmup/dt), int(t_train/dt), int(t_test/dt)
lorenz_series = bd.chaos.LorenzEq(t_warmup + t_train + t_test,
                                  inits={'x': 17.67715816276679,
                                         'y': 12.931379185960404,
                                         'z': 43.91404334248268})
X_warmup = get_subset(lorenz_series, 0, num_warmup - 5)
X_train = get_subset(lorenz_series, num_warmup - 5, num_warmup + num_train - 5)
X_test = get_subset(lorenz_series,
                    num_warmup + num_train - 5,
                    num_warmup + num_train + num_test - 5)
# out target data is the activity ahead of 5 time steps
Y_train = get_subset(lorenz_series, num_warmup, num_warmup + num_train)
Y_test = get_subset(lorenz_series,
                    num_warmup + num_train,
                    num_warmup + num_train + num_test)

Then, we try to build a NGRC model to predict the chaotic dynamics ahead of five time steps.

class NGRC(bp.DynamicalSystemNS):
  def __init__(self, num_in):
    super(NGRC, self).__init__()
    self.r = bp.layers.NVAR(num_in, delay=2, order=2, constant=True)
    self.o = bp.layers.Dense(self.r.num_out, num_in, b_initializer=None, mode=bm.training_mode)

  def update(self, x):
    return x >> self.r >> self.o
model = NGRC(3)

Here, we use ridge regression as the training algorithm to train the chaotic model.

trainer = bp.OnlineTrainer(model, fit_method=bp.algorithms.RLS(), dt=dt)
# first warmup the reservoir

_ = trainer.predict(X_warmup)
# then fit the reservoir model

_ =[X_train, Y_train])
def plot_lorenz(ground_truth, predictions):
  fig = plt.figure(figsize=(15, 10))
  ax = fig.add_subplot(121, projection='3d')
  ax.set_title("Generated attractor")
  ax.plot(predictions[:, 0], predictions[:, 1], predictions[:, 2])

  ax2 = fig.add_subplot(122, projection='3d')
  ax2.set_title("Real attractor")
  ax2.plot(ground_truth[:, 0], ground_truth[:, 1], ground_truth[:, 2])
# finally, predict the model with the test data

outputs = trainer.predict(X_test)
print('Prediction NMS: ', bp.losses.mean_squared_error(outputs, Y_test))
plot_lorenz(bm.as_numpy(Y_test).squeeze(), bm.as_numpy(outputs).squeeze())
Prediction NMS:  0.0008616580175702455