Debate of Torch Lua vs Tensor Flow Keras for ultimate machine learning

(Last Updated On: May 17, 2017)

Debate of Torch Lua vs Tensor Flow Keras for ultimate machine learning

There seems to be a debate of these two frameworks:

  1. 1. Redis 4 with Neural module and embedable Lua scripts make this combo ultimate fast with no latency unlike TensorFlow as a bloated framework.
  2. 2. TensorFlow is accused of being slow so you can compare by searching online for it.
  3. 3. Will  Torch in Lua be much faster than TensorFlow in Python? Apparently a big yes from the Reddit postings I have seen. It is just not as mature which means migrating a potential model into a live trading environment might not be so easy from TensorFlow. This is the issue I face.
  4. What to do? 

As I approach a more serious deeper machine learning investigation, I will see where everything is at then which could be a couple of more months. Torch may be more mature with better integration with Redis.

  1. It might be best to use the potential Redis TensorFlow module combo but that seems premature. Find the link below. I will wait it out to see how this Redis module develops.


Keras with TensorFlow

Zerobrane studio for Lua:

Redis NOSQL options:

Potential combo with Redis and TensorFlow

Here are some links on speedy Torch

Lua options

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