class chainer.iterators.SerialIterator(dataset, batch_size, repeat=True, shuffle=True)[source]

Dataset iterator that serially reads the examples.

This is a simple implementation of Iterator that just visits each example in either the order of indexes or a shuffled order.

To avoid unintentional performance degradation, the shuffle option is set to True by default. For validation, it is better to set it to False when the underlying dataset supports fast slicing. If the order of examples has an important meaning and the updater depends on the original order, this option should be set to False.

This iterator saves -1 instead of None in snapshots since some serializers do not support None.

  • dataset – Dataset to iterate.
  • batch_size (int) – Number of examples within each batch.
  • repeat (bool) – If True, it infinitely loops over the dataset. Otherwise, it stops iteration at the end of the first epoch.
  • shuffle (bool) – If True, the order of examples is shuffled at the beginning of each epoch. Otherwise, examples are extracted in the order of indexes.



Returns self.


Finalizes the iterator and possibly releases the resources.

This method does nothing by default. Implementation may override it to better handle the internal resources.