Easily Parse TFLite Models with Python
tflite package parses TensorFlow Lite (TFLite) models (
*.tflite), which are built by TFLite converter with the help of FlatBuffers. For background, please refer to Introducing TFLite Parser Python Package.
Simply install via pip. This package requires
numpy which should be installed automatically.
pip install tensorflow==1.14.0 pip install tflite==1.14.0.post1
It would be better if you use a correct version, where the mapping is as below.
|TensorFlow package version||tflite package version|
The package can be imported with easy import or original import, where the difference is how many
import you write - no functionality divergence. For supported interfaces, please refer to document page.
Easy Import (Recommanded)
Easy import enables developers using parsing functionality wich one single
import tflite. This is achieved by importing classes and functions of one submodules into top module directly.
MobileNet parsing example shows how to parse model with
import tflite ONLY ONCE.
You can use this package just like the newly FlatBuffers generated one (example) to avoid any break of your legacy code.
from tflite.Model import Model # use Model
The original generated package needs to import every classes by hand (see this) which is pretty annoying.
Steps to upgrade this package corresponding to new TensorFlow release. Package users can safely ignore this part.
Install additional depdendency via
pip install -r requirements.txt, and:
schema.fbsfor a new version.
- Update the classes and functions import of submodules.
- Update the versioning in setup.py.
- Build and Test around. Don’t forget to re-install the newly built
tflitepackage before testing it.
- Upload the package to PyPI.
Features could be added to make the parsing easy in the future.
Apache License Version 2.0 as TensorFlow’s.
schema.fbs is obtained from TensorFlow directly. Maintainer of this package had tried to contact TensorFlow maintainers for licensing issues, but received no reply. Ownership or maintainship is open to transfer or close if there were any issue.