Get HybridBlock layer shape on runtime


Dear all,

I am trying to build a custom pooling layer and I need to know the input shape at runtime. According to the documentation, HybridBlock has the function “infer_shape”, but I don’t seem able to make it work.

For example:

import mxnet as mx
import mxnet.ndarray as nd
from mxnet.gluon import HybridBlock

class runtime_shape(HybridBlock):
    def __init__(self,  **kwards):

    def hybrid_forward(self,F,_input):

        print (self.infer_shape(_input))
        return _input

xx = nd.random_uniform(shape=[5,5,16,16])


This is the error I get:

AttributeError                            Traceback (most recent call last)
<ipython-input-41-3f539a940958> in <module>()
----> 1 mynet.hybrid_forward(nd,xx)

<ipython-input-38-afc9785b716d> in hybrid_forward(self, F, _input)
     17     def hybrid_forward(self,F,_input):
---> 19         print (self.infer_shape(_input))
     21         return _input

/home/dia021/anaconda2/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mxnet/gluon/block.pyc in infer_shape(self, *args)
    460     def infer_shape(self, *args):
    461         """Infers shape of Parameters from inputs."""
--> 462         self._infer_attrs('infer_shape', 'shape', *args)
    464     def infer_type(self, *args):

/home/dia021/anaconda2/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mxnet/gluon/block.pyc in _infer_attrs(self, infer_fn, attr, *args)
    448     def _infer_attrs(self, infer_fn, attr, *args):
    449         """Generic infer attributes."""
--> 450         inputs, out = self._get_graph(*args)
    451         args, _ = _flatten(args)
    452         arg_attrs, _, aux_attrs = getattr(out, infer_fn)(

/home/dia021/anaconda2/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mxnet/gluon/block.pyc in _get_graph(self, *args)
    369             params = {i: j.var() for i, j in self._reg_params.items()}
    370             with self.name_scope():
--> 371                 out = self.hybrid_forward(symbol, *grouped_inputs, **params)  # pylint: disable=no-value-for-parameter
    372             out, self._out_format = _flatten(out)

/home/dia021/anaconda2/lib/python2.7/site-packages/mxnet/gluon/block.pyc in __exit__(self, ptype, value, trace)
     78         if self._block._empty_prefix:
     79             return
---> 80         self._name_scope.__exit__(ptype, value, trace)
     81         self._name_scope = None
     82         _BlockScope._current = self._old_scope

AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute '__exit__'