# chainer.functions.swish¶

chainer.functions.swish(x, beta)[source]

Swish activation function.

$f(x, \beta) = x \cdot \sigma(\beta x),$

where $$\sigma(\cdot)$$ is the sigmoid function. It has the following properties:

$\begin{split}f(x, 0) &= \frac{x}{2}, \\ \lim_{\beta \to \infty} f(x, \beta) &= \max(0, x).\end{split}$
Parameters: x (Variable or N-dimensional array) – Input variable of shape $$(s_B, s_1, s_2, ..., s_N)$$, where $$s_B$$ is assumed to be the minibatch dimension. beta (Variable or N-dimensional array) – Parameter variable $$\beta$$ of shape $$(s_1, s_2, ..., s_M)$$, where $$M$$ is an arbitrary integer between $$0 \leq M \leq N$$. The number of dimensions of beta will be matched with x by reshaping it as $$(1, s_1, ..., s_M, 1, ... 1)$$, then beta and x are multiplied together in an element-wise manner. Output variable of the same shape as x. Variable