## use of launchers

Initializers define the way to set the initial random weights of Keras layers.

The keyword arguments used to pass initializers to layers are layer dependent. It's usually just`kernel_initializer`

y`bias_initializer`

:

`of tensorflow. keras matter layersof tensorflow. keras matter initializerscapa = layers.denso( units=64, kernel_initializer=initializers.RandomNormal(development pattern=0,01), bias_initializer=initializers.zeros())`

All built-in initializers can also be passed via their string identifier:

`capa = layers.denso( units=64, kernel_initializer='normal_random', bias_initializer='zeros')`

## launchers available

The following built-in launchers are available as part of the`tf.keras.initializers`

module:

`RandomNormal`

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`t.f..to stay.initializers.RandomNormal(mean=0,0, development pattern=0,05, seed=None)`

Initializer that generates tensors with normal distribution.

Also available via shortcut function`tf.keras.initializers.random_normal`

.

**examples**

`>>> # Independent use:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.RandomNormal(mean=0., development pattern=1.)>>> values = launcher(form=(2, 2))`

`>>> # Usage in a Keras layer:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.RandomNormal(mean=0., development pattern=1.)>>> capa = t.f..to stay.layers.denso(3, kernel_initializer=launcher)`

**arguments**

**mean**: a Python scalar or scalar tensor. Average of the random values to be generated.**development pattern**: a Python scalar or scalar tensor. Standard deviation of the random values to be generated.**seed**: a Python integer. It is used to make the initializer behavior deterministic. Note that a seeded initializer will produce the same random values over multiple calls.

`Random Uniform`

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`t.f..to stay.initializers.Random Uniform(minwal=-0,05, maximum value=0,05, seed=None)`

Initializer that generates tensors with uniform distribution.

Also available via shortcut function`tf.keras.initializers.random_uniform`

.

**examples**

`>>> # Independent use:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.Random Uniform(minwal=0., maximum value=1.)>>> values = launcher(form=(2, 2))`

`>>> # Usage in a Keras layer:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.Random Uniform(minwal=0., maximum value=1.)>>> capa = t.f..to stay.layers.denso(3, kernel_initializer=launcher)`

**arguments**

**minwal**: A Python scalar or scalar tensor. Lower bound of the range of random values to generate (inclusive).**maximum value**: A Python scalar or scalar tensor. Upper bound of the range of random values to generate (exclusive).**seed**: a Python integer. It is used to make the initializer behavior deterministic. Note that a seeded initializer will produce the same random values over multiple calls.

`TruncadoNormal`

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`t.f..to stay.initializers.TruncadoNormal(mean=0,0, development pattern=0,05, seed=None)`

Initializer that generates a truncated normal distribution.

Also available via shortcut function`tf.keras.initializers.truncated_normal`

.

The generated values are similar to the values of atf.keras.initializers.RandomNormalinitializer, except that values greater than two standard deviations from the mean are discarded and redrawn.

**examples**

`>>> # Independent use:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.TruncadoNormal(mean=0., development pattern=1.)>>> values = launcher(form=(2, 2))`

`>>> # Usage in a Keras layer:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.TruncadoNormal(mean=0., development pattern=1.)>>> capa = t.f..to stay.layers.denso(3, kernel_initializer=launcher)`

**arguments**

**mean**: a Python scalar or scalar tensor. Average of the random values to be generated.**development pattern**: a Python scalar or scalar tensor. Standard deviation of random values to be generated before truncation.**seed**: a Python integer. It is used to make the initializer behavior deterministic. Note that a seeded initializer will produce the same random values over multiple calls.

`zeros`

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`t.f..to stay.initializers.zeros()`

Initializer that generates tensors initialized to 0.

Also available via shortcut function`tf.keras.initializers.zeros`

.

**examples**

`>>> # Independent use:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.zeros()>>> values = launcher(form=(2, 2))`

`>>> # Usage in a Keras layer:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.zeros()>>> capa = t.f..to stay.layers.denso(3, kernel_initializer=launcher)`

`Some`

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`t.f..to stay.initializers.Some()`

Initializer that generates tensors initialized to 1.

Also available via shortcut function`tf.keras.initializers.ones`

.

**examples**

`>>> # Independent use:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.Some()>>> values = launcher(form=(2, 2))`

`>>> # Usage in a Keras layer:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.Some()>>> capa = t.f..to stay.layers.denso(3, kernel_initializer=launcher)`

`Glorot Normal`

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`t.f..to stay.initializers.Glorot Normal(seed=None)`

The normal Glorot launcher, also called the normal Xavier launcher.

Also available via shortcut function`tf.keras.initializers.glorot_normal`

.

Draws samples from a 0-centered truncated normal distribution with`stddev = sqrt(2 / (inlet fan + outlet fan))`

where`I come from`

is the number of units entered in the weight tensor and`spread`

is the number of output units in the weight tensor.

**examples**

`>>> # Independent use:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.Glorot Normal()>>> values = launcher(form=(2, 2))`

`>>> # Usage in a Keras layer:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.Glorot Normal()>>> capa = t.f..to stay.layers.denso(3, kernel_initializer=launcher)`

**arguments**

**seed**: a Python integer. It is used to make the initializer behavior deterministic. Note that an initialized initializer will not produce the same random values over multiple calls, but multiple initializers will produce the same string when constructed with the same initial value.

**References**

`GlorotUniform`

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`t.f..to stay.initializers.GlorotUniform(seed=None)`

The Glorot Uniform Boot, also called the Xavier Uniform Boot.

Also available via shortcut function`tf.keras.initializers.glorot_uniform`

.

Extracts samples from a uniform distribution within`[-limits, limits]`

, where`limit = sqrt(6 / (inlet fan + outlet fan))`

(`I come from`

is the number of units entered in the weight tensor and`spread`

is the number of output units).

**examples**

`>>> # Independent use:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.GlorotUniform()>>> values = launcher(form=(2, 2))`

`>>> # Usage in a Keras layer:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.GlorotUniform()>>> capa = t.f..to stay.layers.denso(3, kernel_initializer=launcher)`

**arguments**

**seed**: a Python integer. It is used to make the initializer behavior deterministic. Note that an initialized initializer will not produce the same random values over multiple calls, but multiple initializers will produce the same string when constructed with the same initial value.

**References**

`EleNormal`

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`t.f..to stay.initializers.EleNormal(seed=None)`

The regular launcher.

Also available via shortcut function`tf.keras.initializers.he_normal`

.

Draws samples from a 0-centered truncated normal distribution with`stddev = sqrt(2 / fan_in)`

where`I come from`

is the number of units entered in the weight tensor.

**examples**

`>>> # Independent use:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.EleNormal()>>> values = launcher(form=(2, 2))`

`>>> # Usage in a Keras layer:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.EleNormal()>>> capa = t.f..to stay.layers.denso(3, kernel_initializer=launcher)`

**arguments**

**seed**: a Python integer. It is used to make the initializer behavior deterministic. Note that an initialized initializer will not produce the same random values over multiple calls, but multiple initializers will produce the same string when constructed with the same initial value.

**References**

`ElUniform`

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`t.f..to stay.initializers.ElUniform(seed=None)`

The uniform variance sizing initializer.

Also available via shortcut function`tf.keras.initializers.he_uniform`

.

Extracts samples from a uniform distribution within`[-limits, limits]`

, where`limit = sqrt(6 / fan_in)`

(`I come from`

is the number of units entered in the weight tensor).

**examples**

`>>> # Independent use:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.ElUniform()>>> values = launcher(form=(2, 2))`

`>>> # Usage in a Keras layer:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.ElUniform()>>> capa = t.f..to stay.layers.denso(3, kernel_initializer=launcher)`

**arguments**

**seed**: a Python integer. It is used to make the initializer behavior deterministic. Note that an initialized initializer will not produce the same random values over multiple calls, but multiple initializers will produce the same string when constructed with the same initial value.

**References**

`Identity`

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`t.f..to stay.initializers.Identity(gain=1,0)`

Initializer that generates the identity matrix.

Also available via shortcut function`tf.keras.initializers.identidade`

.

It can only be used to generate 2D matrices.

**examples**

`>>> # Independent use:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.Identity()>>> values = launcher(form=(2, 2))`

`>>> # Usage in a Keras layer:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.Identity()>>> capa = t.f..to stay.layers.denso(3, kernel_initializer=launcher)`

**arguments**

**gain**: Multiplicative factor to be applied to the identity matrix.

`Orthogonal`

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`t.f..to stay.initializers.Orthogonal(gain=1,0, seed=None)`

Initializer that generates an orthogonal array.

Also available via shortcut function`tf.keras.initializers.ortogonal`

.

If the form of the tensor to be initialized is two-dimensional, it is initialized with an orthogonal matrix obtained from the QR decomposition of a matrix of random numbers extracted from a normal distribution. If the matrix has fewer rows than columns, the output will have orthogonal rows. Otherwise, the output will have orthogonal columns.

If the shape of the tensor to be initialized is more than two-dimensional, a shape matrix`(shape[0] * ... * shape[n - 2], shape[n - 1])`

is initialized, where`norte`

is the length of the shape vector. The die is subsequently reformed to give a turnbuckle of the desired shape.

**examples**

`>>> # Independent use:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.Orthogonal()>>> values = launcher(form=(2, 2))`

`>>> # Usage in a Keras layer:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.Orthogonal()>>> capa = t.f..to stay.layers.denso(3, kernel_initializer=launcher)`

**arguments**

**gain**: multiplicative factor to apply to the orthogonal matrix**seed**: a Python integer. It is used to make the initializer behavior deterministic. Note that a seeded initializer will produce the same random values over multiple calls.

**References**

`Constant`

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`t.f..to stay.initializers.Constant(valeria=0)`

Initializer that generates tensors with constant values.

Also available via shortcut function`tf.keras.initializers.constant`

.

Only scalar values are allowed. The supplied constant value must be convertible to the type of d requested when calling the initializer.

**examples**

`>>> # Independent use:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.Constant(3.)>>> values = launcher(form=(2, 2))`

`>>> # Usage in a Keras layer:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.Constant(3.)>>> capa = t.f..to stay.layers.denso(3, kernel_initializer=launcher)`

**arguments**

**valeria**: A Python scalar.

`variance scale`

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`t.f..to stay.initializers.variance scale( scale=1,0, path="de_e", distribution="truncated_normal", seed=None)`

Launcher capable of adapting its scale to the shape of weight tensioners.

Also available via shortcut function`tf.keras.initializers.variance_scaling`

.

Swindler`distribution="truncated_normal" or "not truncated_normal"`

, samples are drawn from a truncated/untruncated normal distribution with zero mean and standard deviation (after truncation, if used)`stddev = sqrt(scale /n)`

, where`norte`

It is:

- number of non-weight tensor input units, is
`mode="fan_on"`

- number of production units, if
`modo="fan_out"`

- average of the numbers of input and output units, if
`mode = "fan_avg"`

Swindler`distribution="uniform"`

, samples are drawn from a uniform distribution within`[-limits, limits]`

, where`limit = sqrt(3 * scale / n)`

.

**examples**

`>>> # Independent use:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.variance scale(... scale=0,1, path='the e', distribution='uniform')>>> values = launcher(form=(2, 2))`

`>>> # Usage in a Keras layer:>>> launcher = t.f..to stay.initializers.variance scale(... scale=0,1, path='the e', distribution='uniform')>>> capa = t.f..to stay.layers.denso(3, kernel_initializer=launcher)`

**arguments**

**scale**: Scale factor (positive fluctuation).**path**: Uno o "fan_in", "fan_out", "fan_avg".**distribution**: Random distribution to be used. One of "truncated_normal", "not truncated_normal", and "uniform".**seed**: a Python integer. It is used to make the initializer behavior deterministic. Note that a seeded initializer will produce the same random values over multiple calls.

## Creating custom launchers

### simple calls

You can pass a custom callable as an initializer. Must take the arguments`form`

(shape of the variable to be initialized) and`kind of d`

(type of generated values):

`definitely my house(form, kind of d=None): give back t.f..random.normal(form, kind of d=kind of d)capa = denso(64, kernel_initializer=my house)`

`launcher`

subclasses

If you need to define your initializer via multiple arguments (eg.`development pattern`

argument in`RandomNormal`

), you must implement it as a subclass of`tf.keras.initializers.Initializer`

.

Initiators must implement a`__to call__`

method with the following signature:

`definitely __to call__(to be, form, kind of d=None)`: # returns a `shape` and `dtype` tensor # containing values taken from a distribution of your choice.`

Optionally, you can also implement the method`get_config`

and the class method`since_config`

to support serialization, just like with any Keras object.

Here's a simple example: a normal random initializer.

`matter tensorflow as t.f.classroom ExampleRandomNormal(t.f..to stay.initializers.launcher): definitely __in that__(to be, mean, development pattern): to be.mean = mean to be.development pattern = development pattern definitely __to call__(to be, form, kind of d=None)`: give back t.f..random.normal( form, mean=to be.mean, development pattern=to be.development pattern, kind of d=kind of d) definitely get_config(to be): # To support serialization give back {'mean': to be.mean, 'stddev': to be.development pattern}`

Note that we don't need to implement`since_config`

in the example above, like the class constructor arguments, the keys in the configuration returned by`get_config`

They are the same. In this case, the default value`since_config`

works well.

## FAQs

### What is the default keras weight initializer? ›

The default is **glorot initializer**. It draws samples from a uniform distribution within [-limit, limit] where limit is sqrt(6 / (fan_in + fan_out)) where fan_in is the number of input units in the weight tensor and fan_out is the number of output units in the weight tensor.

**How do you get model weights in keras? ›**

**How to get the weights of Keras model?**

- layer. get_weights(): returns the weights of the layer as a list of Numpy arrays.
- layer. set_weights(weights): sets the weights of the layer from a list of Numpy arrays.

**What are the different types of initializers in keras? ›**

class Ones : Initializer that generates tensors initialized to 1. class Orthogonal : Initializer that generates an orthogonal matrix. class RandomNormal : Initializer that generates tensors with a normal distribution. class RandomUniform : Initializer that generates tensors with a uniform distribution.

**How do you use he initialization in keras? ›**

The Code For Applying Initialization Techniques In Keras

Those are: glorot_normal and glorot_uniform: These arguments allow us to use the Glorot normal/uniform initializer, also called Xavier normal/uniform initializer. **he_normal and he_uniform: These arguments allow us to use the He normal/uniform initializer**.

**What is a good weight initialization idea for deep neural networks? ›**

**Zero Initialization (Initialized all weights to 0)**

It is important to note that setting biases to 0 will not create any problems as non-zero weights take care of breaking the symmetry and even if bias is 0, the values in every neuron will still be different.

**How important is weight initialization in deep learning? ›**

While building and training neural networks, **it is crucial to initialize the weights appropriately to ensure a model with high accuracy**. If the weights are not correctly initialized, it may give rise to the Vanishing Gradient problem or the Exploding Gradient problem.

**How do you visualize weights in TensorFlow? ›**

To visualize the loss and accuracy, the model graphs, and histograms for weights and biases, you need to **create the logs and store the details**. These logs files will be used by TensorBoard to visualize the details. To create the log files, use tf. keras.

**How do you save model weights in keras? ›**

The weights are saved directly from the model **using the save_weights() function** and later loaded using the symmetrical load_weights() function.

**How do you load Pretrained weights in keras? ›**

To use the pretrained weights we have to **set the argument weights to imagenet** . The default value is also set to imagenet . But if we want to train the model from scratch, we can set the weights argument to None . This will initialize the weights randomly in the network.

**What are the two types of initialization? ›**

Two types of variable initialization exist: **explicit and implicit**. Variables are explicitly initialized if they are assigned a value in the declaration statement. Implicit initialization occurs when variables are assigned a value during processing.

### Which of the following are correct initializers in keras? ›

Which of the following are correct initializers in keras? Explanation: **All of the above are correct initializers in keras**. 9. A ____________ requires shape of the input (input_shape) to understand the structure of the input data.

**How do you initialize random weights in Tensorflow? ›**

**zeros_initializer(), padding="same", activation=tf.** **nn.** **relu, name="conv_chad_2")** . This will initialize your weights randomly from a Gaussian distribution with a variance related to the variance of its outputs (Xavier method) and biases as zeros.

**How do you initialize weights in neural networks? ›**

**You can try initializing this network with different methods and observe the impact on the learning.**

- Choose input dataset. Select a training dataset. ...
- Choose initialization method. Select an initialization method for the values of your neural network parameters . ...
- Train the network.

**Why use Xavier initialization? ›**

The goal of Xavier Initialization is **to initialize the weights such that the variance of the activations are the same across every layer**. This constant variance helps prevent the gradient from exploding or vanishing.

**What will happen if we initialize all the weights to 0 in neural networks? ›**

If all the weights are initialized to zeros, the derivatives will remain same for every w in W[l]. As a result, neurons will learn same features in each iterations. This problem is known as network failing to break symmetry. And not only zero, any constant initialization will produce a poor result.

**What is normal weight initialization? ›**

Weight initialization is **a procedure to set the weights of a neural network to small random values that define the starting point for the optimization (learning or training) of the neural network model**.

**Should you initialize the weights with large or small positive numbers? ›**

The weights of artificial neural networks must be initialized to **small random numbers**. This is because this is an expectation of the stochastic optimization algorithm used to train the model, called stochastic gradient descent.

**Why use ReLu instead of sigmoid? ›**

Efficiency: **ReLu is faster to compute than the sigmoid function, and its derivative is faster to compute**. This makes a significant difference to training and inference time for neural networks: only a constant factor, but constants can matter.

**What is not a good weight initialization idea for deep neural networks? ›**

Initialize all the weights with 0.

**Why it is not good to initialize the weights to large magnitudes? ›**

This is because the gradients flowing into a particular neuron are proportional to the activation that it receives. On the other hand, initializing the weights to large random values **causes the activations to get saturated, resulting in vanishing gradients during backpropagation**.

### Can you train a neural network model by initializing all the weights to 0? ›

An important thing to keep in mind is that biases have no effect what so ever when initialized with 0. let us consider a neural network with only three hidden layers with ReLu activation function in hidden layers and sigmoid for the output layer. clearly, zero initialization isn't successful in classification.

**How do you visualize a Tflite model? ›**

**How to visualize TF-Lite inference graph?**

- Clone the TensorFlow repository.
- Run the visualize.py script with bazel: bazel run //tensorflow/lite/tools:visualize \ model.tflite \ visualized_model.html.

**How do you interpret weights in neural networks? ›**

Weights(Parameters) — **A weight represent the strength of the connection between units**. If the weight from node 1 to node 2 has greater magnitude, it means that neuron 1 has greater influence over neuron 2. A weight brings down the importance of the input value.

**How do you save weights in Keras after every epoch? ›**

To save weights every epoch, you can **use something known as callbacks in Keras.** **checkpoint = ModelCheckpoint(.....) , assign the argument 'period' as 1 which assigns the periodicity of epochs**. This should do it. Save this answer.

**Does compiling model reset weights? ›**

Compiling a model does not modify its state. **Weights after compilation are the same as before compilation**.

**What is the difference between model save and model Save_weights in Keras? ›**

save() saves the weights and the model structure to a single HDF5 file. I believe it also includes things like the optimizer state. Then you can use that HDF5 file with load() to reconstruct the whole model, including weights. **save_weights() only saves the weights to HDF5 and nothing else**.

**How do I load model weights in Tensorflow? ›**

- Step 1 - Import library. import os import tensorflow as tf from tensorflow import keras.
- Step 2 - Load the Data. ...
- Step 3 - Define the model. ...
- Step 4 - Save the Checkpoints. ...
- Step 5 - Check the checkpoint directory. ...
- Step 6 - Create model instance and evaluate. ...
- Step 7 - load the weights and re-evaluate. ...
- Step 8 - Save the model.

**What is pretrained weight? ›**

So when we say to use pre-trained weights we mean **use the layers which hold the representations to identify cats but discard the last layer (dense and output) and instead add fresh dense and output layers with random weights**. So our predictions can make use of the representations already learned.

**What is ImageNet weights? ›**

Note: Weights for VGG16 and VGG19 are > 500MB. ResNet weights are ~100MB, while Inception and Xception weights are between 90-100MB.

**What is the default bias initializer in keras? ›**

Bias Initializer

**'zeros'** is the default value for the bias_initializer parameter. If we instead wanted to change this so that the biases were set to some other type of values, like all ones, or random numbers, then we can. Keras has a list of initializers that it supports.

### What is the default weight initialization in PyTorch? ›

Weight Initializations with PyTorch

By default, PyTorch uses **Lecun initialization**, so nothing new has to be done here compared to using Normal, Xavier or Kaiming initialization.

**What is the default batch size in keras? ›**

If unspecified, batch_size will default to **32**. Do not specify the batch_size if your data is in the form of a dataset, generators, or keras.

**What is keras initializer? ›**

Initializers **define the way to set the initial random weights of Keras layers**. The keyword arguments used for passing initializers to layers depends on the layer. Usually, it is simply kernel_initializer and bias_initializer : from tensorflow.keras import layers from tensorflow.keras import initializers layer = layers.

**What happens if the initialization weights are too tiny such as 1? ›**

What happens when we initialize weights too small(<1)? **Their gradient tends to get smaller as we move backward through the hidden layers**, which means that neurons in the earlier layers learn much more slowly than neurons in later layers. This causes minor weight updates.

**Is it appropriate to initialize all weights in a deep neural network to 0? ›**

**Initializing all the weights with zeros leads the neurons to learn the same features during training**. In fact, any constant initialization scheme will perform very poorly.

**Why is 32 a good batch size? ›**

Bengio [12] stated that a batch size of 32 is a good default value, also he stated that **the larger batch size will quicken the computation of the network but will decrease the updates required for the network to reach convergence**.

**How many epochs should I train? ›**

The right number of epochs depends on the inherent perplexity (or complexity) of your dataset. A good rule of thumb is to start with a value that is **3 times the number of columns in your data**. If you find that the model is still improving after all epochs complete, try again with a higher value.

**What is the best epoch and batch size? ›**

Generally **batch size of 32 or 25 is good, with epochs = 100 unless you have large dataset**. in case of large dataset you can go with batch size of 10 with epochs b/w 50 to 100.

**What is the purpose of an initializer? ›**

An initializer is an optional part of a data declaration that **specifies an initial value of a data object**. The initializers that are legal for a particular declaration depend on the type and storage class of the object to be initialized.

**How do you initialize random weights in tensorflow? ›**

**zeros_initializer(), padding="same", activation=tf.** **nn.** **relu, name="conv_chad_2")** . This will initialize your weights randomly from a Gaussian distribution with a variance related to the variance of its outputs (Xavier method) and biases as zeros.

### What is default kernel initializer in Keras? ›

Usually, it's **glorot_uniform** by default.