garage.tf.algos.rl2trpo

Trust Region Policy Optimization for RL2.

class RL2TRPO(meta_batch_size, task_sampler, env_spec, policy, baseline, sampler, episodes_per_trial, scope=None, discount=0.99, gae_lambda=0.98, center_adv=True, positive_adv=False, fixed_horizon=False, lr_clip_range=0.01, max_kl_step=0.01, optimizer=None, optimizer_args=None, policy_ent_coeff=0.0, use_softplus_entropy=False, use_neg_logli_entropy=False, stop_entropy_gradient=False, kl_constraint='hard', entropy_method='no_entropy', meta_evaluator=None, n_epochs_per_eval=10, name='TRPO')

Bases: garage.tf.algos.RL2

Inheritance diagram of garage.tf.algos.rl2trpo.RL2TRPO

Trust Region Policy Optimization specific for RL^2.

See https://arxiv.org/abs/1502.05477.

Parameters
  • meta_batch_size (int) – Meta batch size.

  • task_sampler (TaskSampler) – Task sampler.

  • env_spec (EnvSpec) – Environment specification.

  • policy (garage.tf.policies.StochasticPolicy) – Policy.

  • baseline (garage.tf.baselines.Baseline) – The baseline.

  • sampler (garage.sampler.Sampler) – Sampler.

  • scope (str) – Scope for identifying the algorithm. Must be specified if running multiple algorithms simultaneously, each using different environments and policies.

  • episodes_per_trial (int) – Used to calculate the max episode length for the inner algorithm.

  • discount (float) – Discount.

  • gae_lambda (float) – Lambda used for generalized advantage estimation.

  • center_adv (bool) – Whether to rescale the advantages so that they have mean 0 and standard deviation 1.

  • positive_adv (bool) – Whether to shift the advantages so that they are always positive. When used in conjunction with center_adv the advantages will be standardized before shifting.

  • fixed_horizon (bool) – Whether to fix horizon.

  • lr_clip_range (float) – The limit on the likelihood ratio between policies, as in PPO.

  • max_kl_step (float) – The maximum KL divergence between old and new policies, as in TRPO.

  • optimizer (object) – The optimizer of the algorithm. Should be the optimizers in garage.tf.optimizers.

  • optimizer_args (dict) – The arguments of the optimizer.

  • policy_ent_coeff (float) – The coefficient of the policy entropy. Setting it to zero would mean no entropy regularization.

  • use_softplus_entropy (bool) – Whether to estimate the softmax distribution of the entropy to prevent the entropy from being negative.

  • use_neg_logli_entropy (bool) – Whether to estimate the entropy as the negative log likelihood of the action.

  • stop_entropy_gradient (bool) – Whether to stop the entropy gradient.

  • kl_constraint (str) – KL constraint, either ‘hard’ or ‘soft’.

  • entropy_method (str) – A string from: ‘max’, ‘regularized’, ‘no_entropy’. The type of entropy method to use. ‘max’ adds the dense entropy to the reward for each time step. ‘regularized’ adds the mean entropy to the surrogate objective. See https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.00909 for more details.

  • meta_evaluator (MetaEvaluator) – Evaluator for meta-RL algorithms.

  • n_epochs_per_eval (int) – If meta_evaluator is passed, meta-evaluation will be performed every n_epochs_per_eval epochs.

  • name (str) – The name of the algorithm.

train(self, trainer)

Obtain samplers and start actual training for each epoch.

Parameters

trainer (Trainer) – Experiment trainer, which provides services such as snapshotting and sampler control.

Returns

The average return in last epoch.

Return type

float

train_once(self, itr, episodes)

Perform one step of policy optimization given one batch of samples.

Parameters
  • itr (int) – Iteration number.

  • episodes (EpisodeBatch) – Batch of episodes.

Returns

Average return.

Return type

numpy.float64

get_exploration_policy(self)

Return a policy used before adaptation to a specific task.

Each time it is retrieved, this policy should only be evaluated in one task.

Returns

The policy used to obtain samples that are later used for

meta-RL adaptation.

Return type

Policy

adapt_policy(self, exploration_policy, exploration_episodes)

Produce a policy adapted for a task.

Parameters
  • exploration_policy (Policy) – A policy which was returned from get_exploration_policy(), and which generated exploration_episodes by interacting with an environment. The caller may not use this object after passing it into this method.

  • exploration_episodes (EpisodeBatch) – episodes to adapt to, generated by exploration_policy exploring the environment.

Returns

A policy adapted to the task represented by the

exploration_episodes.

Return type

Policy

property policy(self)

Policy: Policy to be used.

property max_episode_length(self)

int: Maximum length of an episode.