Machine Learning, Uncategorized, Windows 10

Running Tensorflow with native Linux Binaries in the Windows Subsystem for Linux

After 4 hours of unsuccessful attempts to set up tensorflow in Docker on Windows, I decided to – just for fun – try to run it in the shiny new Windows Subsystem for Linux on my Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14332. What began with low expectations turned out to be very successful, so here are the steps: First enable the Windows Subsystem for Linux in the “Turn Windows features on or off” dialog: Then open the Ubuntu Bash and update the package index: You can now proceed to install pip for Python 2: Now install the CPU-enabled Linux x64 tensorflow package:: Tensorflow is now installed. With the following command, you can get the directory of the installed package: This should give something like “/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/tensorflow”. Now let’s cd to the directory with the example implementation of a CNN for the MNIST dataset: And run the convolutional neural network: In the…