Getting Your Feet Wet
IN THIS CHAPTER
Obtaining and installing TensorFlow
Exploring the TensorFlow package
Running a simple application
Understanding style conventions
Many chapters of this book present complex technical subjects and lengthy mathematical formulas. But not this one. This chapter is dead simple, and its goal is to walk you through the process of installing TensorFlow and running your first TensorFlow application.
A complete TensorFlow installation contains a vast number of files and directories. This chapter explores the installation and explains what the many files and folders are intended to accomplish. The discussion touches on many of TensorFlow’s packages and the modules they contribute.
Once you’ve installed the TensorFlow toolset, it’s easy to start coding and running applications. The end of the chapter presents a basic application that provides a cheery welcome to TensorFlow development.
Google provides two methods for installing TensorFlow, and the simpler option involves installing precompiled packages. This discussion presents ...