吴恩达深度学习课程deeplearning.ai课程作业：Class 2 Week 1 3.Gradient Checking

Welcome to the final assignment for this week! In this assignment you will learn to implement and use gradient checking.

You are part of a team working to make mobile payments available globally, and are asked to build a deep learning model to detect fraud–whenever someone makes a payment, you want to see if the payment might be fraudulent, such as if the user’s account has been taken over by a hacker.

But backpropagation is quite challenging to implement, and sometimes has bugs. Because this is a mission-critical application, your company’s CEO wants to be really certain that your implementation of backpropagation is correct. Your CEO says, “Give me a proof that your backpropagation is actually working!” To give this reassurance, you are going to use “gradient checking”.

Let’s do it!

# Packagesimport numpy as npfrom testCases import *from gc_utils import sigmoid, relu, dictionary_to_vector, vector_to_dictionary, gradients_to_vector

1) How does gradient checking work?

Backpropagation computes the gradients Jθ, where θ denotes the parameters of the model. J is computed using forward propagation and your loss function.

Because forward propagation is relatively easy to implement, you’re confident you got that right, and so you’re almost 100% sure that you’re computing the cost J correctly. Thus, you can use your code for computing J to verify the code for computing Jθ.

Let’s look back at the definition of a derivative (or gradient):

Jθ=limε0J(θ+ε)J(θε)2ε(1)

If you’re not familiar with the “limε0” notation, it’s just a way of saying “when ε is really really small.”

We know the following:

• Jθ is what you want to make sure you’re computing correctly.
• You can compute J(θ+ε) and J(θε) (in the case that θ is a real number), since you’re confident your implementation for J is correct.

Lets use equation (1) and a small value for ε to convince your CEO that your code for computing Jθ is correct!

Consider a 1D linear function J(θ)=θx. The model contains only a single real-valued parameter θ, and takes x as input.

You will implement code to compute J(.) and its derivative Jθ. You will then use gradient checking to make sure your derivative computation for J is correct.

Figure 1 : 1D linear model

The diagram above shows the key computation steps: First start with x, then evaluate the function J(x) (“forward propagation”). Then compute the derivative Jθ (“backward propagation”).

Exercise: implement “forward propagation” and “backward propagation” for this simple function. I.e., compute both J(.) (“forward propagation”) and its derivative with respect to θ (“backward propagation”), in two separate functions.

# GRADED FUNCTION: forward_propagationdef forward_propagation(x, theta):    """    Implement the linear forward propagation (compute J) presented in Figure 1 (J(theta) = theta * x)    Arguments:    x -- a real-valued input    theta -- our parameter, a real number as well    Returns:    J -- the value of function J, computed using the formula J(theta) = theta * x    """    ### START CODE HERE ### (approx. 1 line)    J = x * theta    ### END CODE HERE ###    return J
x, theta = 2, 4J = forward_propagation(x, theta)print ("J = " + str(J))
J = 8

Expected Output:

# GRADED FUNCTION: backward_propagationdef backward_propagation(x, theta):    """    Computes the derivative of J with respect to theta (see Figure 1).    Arguments:    x -- a real-valued input    theta -- our parameter, a real number as well    Returns:    dtheta -- the gradient of the cost with respect to theta    """    ### START CODE HERE ### (approx. 1 line)    dtheta = x    ### END CODE HERE ###    return dtheta
x, theta = 2, 4dtheta = backward_propagation(x, theta)print ("dtheta = " + str(dtheta))
dtheta = 2

Expected Output:

dtheta 2

Exercise: To show that the backward_propagation() function is correctly computing the gradient Jθ, let’s implement gradient checking.

Instructions:
- First compute “gradapprox” using the formula above (1) and a small value of ε. Here are the Steps to follow:
1. θ+=θ+ε
2. θ=θε
3. J+=J(θ+)
4. J=J(θ)
- Then compute the gradient using backward propagation, and store the result in a variable “grad”
- Finally, compute the relative difference between “gradapprox” and the “grad” using the following formula:

You will need 3 Steps to compute this formula:
- 1’. compute the numerator using np.linalg.norm(…)
- 2’. compute the denominator. You will need to call np.linalg.norm(…) twice.
- 3’. divide them.
- If this difference is small (say less than 107), you can be quite confident that you have computed your gradient correctly. Otherwise, there may be a mistake in the gradient computation.

# GRADED FUNCTION: gradient_checkdef gradient_check(x, theta, epsilon = 1e-7):    """    Implement the backward propagation presented in Figure 1.    Arguments:    x -- a real-valued input    theta -- our parameter, a real number as well    epsilon -- tiny shift to the input to compute approximated gradient with formula(1)    Returns:    difference -- difference (2) between the approximated gradient and the backward propagation gradient    """    # Compute gradapprox using left side of formula (1). epsilon is small enough, you don't need to worry about the limit.    ### START CODE HERE ### (approx. 5 lines)    thetaplus = theta + epsilon                               # Step 1    thetaminus = theta - epsilon                              # Step 2    J_plus = forward_propagation(x, thetaplus)                                  # Step 3    J_minus = forward_propagation(x, thetaminus)                                 # Step 4    gradapprox = (J_plus - J_minus) / (2 * epsilon)                              # Step 5    ### END CODE HERE ###    # Check if gradapprox is close enough to the output of backward_propagation()    ### START CODE HERE ### (approx. 1 line)    grad = backward_propagation(x, theta)    ### END CODE HERE ###    ### START CODE HERE ### (approx. 1 line)#     print(grad)#     print(gradapprox)    numerator = np.linalg.norm(grad-gradapprox)                              # Step 1'    denominator = np.linalg.norm(grad) + np.linalg.norm(gradapprox)                             # Step 2'    difference = numerator / denominator                              # Step 3'    ### END CODE HERE ###    if difference < 1e-7:        print ("The gradient is correct!")    else:        print ("The gradient is wrong!")    return difference
x, theta = 2, 4difference = gradient_check(x, theta)print("difference = " + str(difference))
The gradient is correct!difference = 2.91933588329e-10

Expected Output:

difference 2.9193358103083e-10

Congrats, the difference is smaller than the 107 threshold. So you can have high confidence that you’ve correctly computed the gradient in backward_propagation().

Now, in the more general case, your cost function J has more than a single 1D input. When you are training a neural network, θ actually consists of multiple matrices W[l] and biases b[l]! It is important to know how to do a gradient check with higher-dimensional inputs. Let’s do it!

The following figure describes the forward and backward propagation of your fraud detection model.

Figure 2 : deep neural network
LINEAR -> RELU -> LINEAR -> RELU -> LINEAR -> SIGMOID

Let’s look at your implementations for forward propagation and backward propagation.

def forward_propagation_n(X, Y, parameters):    """    Implements the forward propagation (and computes the cost) presented in Figure 3.    Arguments:    X -- training set for m examples    Y -- labels for m examples     parameters -- python dictionary containing your parameters "W1", "b1", "W2", "b2", "W3", "b3":                    W1 -- weight matrix of shape (5, 4)                    b1 -- bias vector of shape (5, 1)                    W2 -- weight matrix of shape (3, 5)                    b2 -- bias vector of shape (3, 1)                    W3 -- weight matrix of shape (1, 3)                    b3 -- bias vector of shape (1, 1)    Returns:    cost -- the cost function (logistic cost for one example)    """    # retrieve parameters    m = X.shape[1]    W1 = parameters["W1"]    b1 = parameters["b1"]    W2 = parameters["W2"]    b2 = parameters["b2"]    W3 = parameters["W3"]    b3 = parameters["b3"]    # LINEAR -> RELU -> LINEAR -> RELU -> LINEAR -> SIGMOID    Z1 = np.dot(W1, X) + b1    A1 = relu(Z1)    Z2 = np.dot(W2, A1) + b2    A2 = relu(Z2)    Z3 = np.dot(W3, A2) + b3    A3 = sigmoid(Z3)    # Cost    logprobs = np.multiply(-np.log(A3),Y) + np.multiply(-np.log(1 - A3), 1 - Y)    cost = 1./m * np.sum(logprobs)    cache = (Z1, A1, W1, b1, Z2, A2, W2, b2, Z3, A3, W3, b3)    return cost, cache

Now, run backward propagation.

def backward_propagation_n(X, Y, cache):    """    Implement the backward propagation presented in figure 2.    Arguments:    X -- input datapoint, of shape (input size, 1)    Y -- true "label"    cache -- cache output from forward_propagation_n()    Returns:    gradients -- A dictionary with the gradients of the cost with respect to each parameter, activation and pre-activation variables.    """    m = X.shape[1]    (Z1, A1, W1, b1, Z2, A2, W2, b2, Z3, A3, W3, b3) = cache    dZ3 = A3 - Y    dW3 = 1./m * np.dot(dZ3, A2.T)    db3 = 1./m * np.sum(dZ3, axis=1, keepdims = True)    dA2 = np.dot(W3.T, dZ3)    dZ2 = np.multiply(dA2, np.int64(A2 > 0))    # 这里是故意使用一个错误的形式来验证gradient_check是否正常工作    dW2 = 1./m * np.dot(dZ2, A1.T) * 2    # 正确的形式，最后再修改的#     dW2 = 1./m * np.dot(dZ2, A1.T)    db2 = 1./m * np.sum(dZ2, axis=1, keepdims = True)    dA1 = np.dot(W2.T, dZ2)    dZ1 = np.multiply(dA1, np.int64(A1 > 0))    dW1 = 1./m * np.dot(dZ1, X.T)    # 这里是故意使用一个错误的形式来验证gradient_check是否正常工作    db1 = 4./m * np.sum(dZ1, axis=1, keepdims = True)    # 正确的形式，最后再修改的#     db1 = 1./m * np.sum(dZ1, axis=1, keepdims = True)    gradients = {"dZ3": dZ3, "dW3": dW3, "db3": db3,                 "dA2": dA2, "dZ2": dZ2, "dW2": dW2, "db2": db2,                 "dA1": dA1, "dZ1": dZ1, "dW1": dW1, "db1": db1}    return gradients

You obtained some results on the fraud detection test set but you are not 100% sure of your model. Nobody’s perfect! Let’s implement gradient checking to verify if your gradients are correct.

As in 1) and 2), you want to compare “gradapprox” to the gradient computed by backpropagation. The formula is still:

Jθ=limε0J(θ+ε)J(θε)2ε(1)

However, θ is not a scalar anymore. It is a dictionary called “parameters”. We implemented a function “dictionary_to_vector()” for you. It converts the “parameters” dictionary into a vector called “values”, obtained by reshaping all parameters (W1, b1, W2, b2, W3, b3) into vectors and concatenating them.

The inverse function is “vector_to_dictionary” which outputs back the “parameters” dictionary.

Figure 2 : dictionary_to_vector() and vector_to_dictionary()
You will need these functions in gradient_check_n()

For each i in num_parameters:
- To compute J_plus[i]:
1. Set θ+ to np.copy(parameters_values)
2. Set θ+i to θ+i+ε
3. Calculate J+i using to forward_propagation_n(x, y, vector_to_dictionary(θ+ )).
- To compute J_minus[i]: do the same thing with θ

Thus, you get a vector gradapprox, where gradapprox[i] is an approximation of the gradient with respect to parameter_values[i]. You can now compare this gradapprox vector to the gradients vector from backpropagation. Just like for the 1D case (Steps 1’, 2’, 3’), compute:

# GRADED FUNCTION: gradient_check_ndef gradient_check_n(parameters, gradients, X, Y, epsilon = 1e-7):    """    Checks if backward_propagation_n computes correctly the gradient of the cost output by forward_propagation_n    Arguments:    parameters -- python dictionary containing your parameters "W1", "b1", "W2", "b2", "W3", "b3":    grad -- output of backward_propagation_n, contains gradients of the cost with respect to the parameters.     x -- input datapoint, of shape (input size, 1)    y -- true "label"    epsilon -- tiny shift to the input to compute approximated gradient with formula(1)    Returns:    difference -- difference (2) between the approximated gradient and the backward propagation gradient    """    # Set-up variables    parameters_values, _ = dictionary_to_vector(parameters)    grad = gradients_to_vector(gradients)    num_parameters = parameters_values.shape[0]    J_plus = np.zeros((num_parameters, 1))    J_minus = np.zeros((num_parameters, 1))    gradapprox = np.zeros((num_parameters, 1))    # Compute gradapprox    for i in range(num_parameters):        # Compute J_plus[i]. Inputs: "parameters_values, epsilon". Output = "J_plus[i]".        # "_" is used because the function you have to outputs two parameters but we only care about the first one        ### START CODE HERE ### (approx. 3 lines)        thetaplus = np.copy(parameters_values)                                      # Step 1        thetaplus[i][0] = thetaplus[i][0] + epsilon                                # Step 2        J_plus[i], _ = forward_propagation_n(X, Y, vector_to_dictionary(thetaplus))                                   # Step 3        ### END CODE HERE ###        # Compute J_minus[i]. Inputs: "parameters_values, epsilon". Output = "J_minus[i]".        ### START CODE HERE ### (approx. 3 lines)        thetaminus = np.copy(parameters_values)                                     # Step 1        thetaminus[i][0] = thetaminus[i][0] - epsilon                               # Step 2                J_minus[i], _ = forward_propagation_n(X, Y, vector_to_dictionary(thetaminus))                                  # Step 3        ### END CODE HERE ###        # Compute gradapprox[i]        ### START CODE HERE ### (approx. 1 line)        gradapprox[i] = (J_plus[i] - J_minus[i]) / (2 * epsilon)        ### END CODE HERE ###    # Compare gradapprox to backward propagation gradients by computing difference.    ### START CODE HERE ### (approx. 1 line)#     print("grad: {}".format(grad))#     print("gradapprox: {}".format(gradapprox))    numerator = np.linalg.norm(grad-gradapprox, ord=2)                                           # Step 1'    denominator = np.linalg.norm(grad, ord=2) + np.linalg.norm(gradapprox, ord=2)                                         # Step 2'    difference = numerator / denominator                                        # Step 3'    ### END CODE HERE ###    if difference > 1e-7:        print ("\033[93m" + "There is a mistake in the backward propagation! difference = " + str(difference) + "\033[0m")    else:        print ("\033[92m" + "Your backward propagation works perfectly fine! difference = " + str(difference) + "\033[0m")    return difference
X, Y, parameters = gradient_check_n_test_case()cost, cache = forward_propagation_n(X, Y, parameters)gradients = backward_propagation_n(X, Y, cache)difference = gradient_check_n(parameters, gradients, X, Y)
[93mThere is a mistake in the backward propagation! difference = 0.285093156776[0m

Expected output:

There is a mistake in the backward propagation! difference = 0.285093156781

It seems that there were errors in the backward_propagation_n code we gave you! Good that you’ve implemented the gradient check. Go back to backward_propagation and try to find/correct the errors (Hint: check dW2 and db1). Rerun the gradient check when you think you’ve fixed it. Remember you’ll need to re-execute the cell defining backward_propagation_n() if you modify the code.

Can you get gradient check to declare your derivative computation correct? Even though this part of the assignment isn’t graded, we strongly urge you to try to find the bug and re-run gradient check until you’re convinced backprop is now correctly implemented.

Note
- Gradient Checking is slow! Approximating the gradient with JθJ(θ+ε)J(θε)2ε is computationally costly. For this reason, we don’t run gradient checking at every iteration during training. Just a few times to check if the gradient is correct.
- Gradient Checking, at least as we’ve presented it, doesn’t work with dropout. You would usually run the gradient check algorithm without dropout to make sure your backprop is correct, then add dropout.

Congrats, you can be confident that your deep learning model for fraud detection is working correctly! You can even use this to convince your CEO. :)

What you should remember from this notebook:
- Gradient checking verifies closeness between the gradients from backpropagation and the numerical approximation of the gradient (computed using forward propagation).
- Gradient checking is slow, so we don’t run it in every iteration of training. You would usually run it only to make sure your code is correct, then turn it off and use backprop for the actual learning process.