class chainer.initializers.GlorotNormal(scale=1.0, dtype=None, **kwargs)[source]

Initializes array with scaled Gaussian distribution.

Each element of the array is initialized by the value drawn independently from Gaussian distribution whose mean is 0, and standard deviation is \(scale \times \sqrt{\frac{2}{fan_{in} + fan_{out}}}\), where \(fan_{in}\) and \(fan_{out}\) are the number of input and output units, respectively.

Reference: Glorot & Bengio, AISTATS 2010

  • scale (float) – A constant that determines the scale of the standard deviation.

  • dtype – Data type specifier.

  • rng (xp.random.RandomState) – Pseudo-random number generator.



Initializes given array.

This method destructively changes the value of array. The derived class is required to implement this method. The algorithms used to make the new values depend on the concrete derived classes.


array (N-dimensional array) – An array to be initialized by this initializer.

__eq__(value, /)

Return self==value.

__ne__(value, /)

Return self!=value.

__lt__(value, /)

Return self<value.

__le__(value, /)

Return self<=value.

__gt__(value, /)

Return self>value.

__ge__(value, /)

Return self>=value.