Running Mean

Module Interface

class torchmetrics.aggregation.RunningMean(window=5, nan_strategy='warn', **kwargs)[source]

Aggregate a stream of value into their mean over a running window.

Using this metric compared to MeanMetric allows for calculating metrics over a running window of values, instead of the whole history of values. This is beneficial when you want to get a better estimate of the metric during training and don’t want to wait for the whole training to finish to get epoch level estimates.

As input to forward and update the metric accepts the following input

  • value (float or Tensor): a single float or an tensor of float values with arbitrary shape (...,).

As output of forward and compute the metric returns the following output

  • agg (Tensor): scalar float tensor with aggregated sum over all inputs received

  • window (int) – The size of the running window.

  • nan_strategy (Union[str, float]) – options: - 'error': if any nan values are encountered will give a RuntimeError - 'warn': if any nan values are encountered will give a warning and continue - 'ignore': all nan values are silently removed - a float: if a float is provided will impute any nan values with this value

  • kwargs (Any) – Additional keyword arguments, see Advanced metric settings for more info.


ValueError – If nan_strategy is not one of error, warn, ignore or a float


>>> from torch import tensor
>>> from torchmetrics.aggregation import RunningMean
>>> metric = RunningMean(window=3)
>>> for i in range(6):
...     current_val = metric(tensor([i]))
...     running_val = metric.compute()
...     total_val = tensor(sum(list(range(i+1)))) / (i+1)  # total mean over all samples
...     print(f"{current_val=}, {running_val=}, {total_val=}")
current_val=tensor(0.), running_val=tensor(0.), total_val=tensor(0.)
current_val=tensor(1.), running_val=tensor(0.5000), total_val=tensor(0.5000)
current_val=tensor(2.), running_val=tensor(1.), total_val=tensor(1.)
current_val=tensor(3.), running_val=tensor(2.), total_val=tensor(1.5000)
current_val=tensor(4.), running_val=tensor(3.), total_val=tensor(2.)
current_val=tensor(5.), running_val=tensor(4.), total_val=tensor(2.5000)