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What Is Torch?

Torch is an open-source scientific computing framework that uses LuaJIT for scripting and C/CUDA for performance. It provides APIs for numerical optimization and machine learning, including neural networks, that leverage GPU acceleration. Torch offers multi-dimensional tensors, linear algebra routines, and community-contributed packages for computer vision, signal processing, parallel processing, and more. The framework aims to balance flexibility, speed, and simplicity for research and production use cases.

Who Uses Torch?

Scientists, researchers, data scientists, machine learning engineers, and software engineers.

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Reviews of Torch

Average score

Overall
4.2
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.4

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5
33%
4
56%
3
11%
Adriel
Adriel
Chief Statistician in Philippines
Verified LinkedIn User
Research, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

A wonderful machine learning library

5.0 3 years ago

Pros:

Note that the Lua version is unmaintained - only the Python and R libraries still receive maintenance. That said, Torch is a wonderful library for using tensors and other objects in machine learning. Very convenient tools and functions for implementing algorithms and whatnot.

Cons:

As said, the Lua version is unmaintained. The R version also is missing many features from PyTorch. The Python version, however, is top of the line.

Boluwatife
Boluwatife
Data Scientist | Analyst intern in Nigeria
Verified LinkedIn User
Banking, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

My favorite deeplearning framework

4.0 5 years ago

Comments: Used this framework for machine learning applications mostly image classifications

Pros:

Since the introduction of pytorch framework, i have been using it more extensively compared to other frameworks like tensorflow and the rest. Pytorch has one of the most beautifully designed documentation page , it aslo comes with lots of pretrained convolutional neural networks architectures (CNN) which i use extensively.

Cons:

supports only nividia GPU for faster computations as cuda only supports nividia.

Elisse
Manager in Canada
Financial Services, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Torch LMS review

3.0 2 years ago

Comments: One of the best customer experiences I have had with any vendor. Until they were bought out.

Pros:

Easy to use for both admins and end users.

Cons:

The system isnt as robust as other learning management systems. It’s good for small companies who don’t have a lot of time and smaller audiences.

Godwin Appiah
Mechanical Eng in Qatar
Automotive, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Best software for browsing and downloading youtube videos

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: It is good and fast web browser which can easily be use by any person.Downloading and Uploading are better with Torch.it is amazing using Torch especially youtube

Pros:

Torch is very helpful, I use torch when downloading videos from Youtube.It the best alternative to chrome for browsing. The software is user friendly.Privacy settings are awesome and they are fine organized to give a full secured browsing.

Cons:

when Updating, it consumes queit mobile data. Sometimes the browsing speed gets slow when using with VPN.

Kenechi Franklin
Kenechi Franklin
Instructor in Nigeria
Verified LinkedIn User
Research, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Deep Learning made easy with Pytorch

4.0 5 years ago

Comments: I enjoyed using pytorch to learn and build deep learning models

Pros:

Pytorch is quite easy to use. There is a large support community.

Cons:

Doesn't integrate well with scikitlearn. Its not made for production mainly for learning.