fastprogress
A fast and simple progress bar for Jupyter Notebook and console. Created by Sylvain Gugger for fast.ai.
Install
To install simply use
pip install fastprogress
or:
conda install c fastai fastprogress
Note that this requires python 3.6 or later.
Usage
Example 1
Here is a simple example. Each bar takes an iterator as a main argument, and we can specify the second bar is nested with the first by adding the argument parent=mb
. We can then:
 add a comment in the first bar by changing the value of
mb.main_bar.comment
 add a comment in the second bar by changing the value of
mb.child.comment
 write a line between the two bars with
mb.write('message')
from fastprogress.fastprogress import master_bar, progress_bar
from time import sleep
mb = master_bar(range(10))
for i in mb:
for j in progress_bar(range(100), parent=mb):
sleep(0.01)
mb.child.comment = f'second bar stat'
mb.main_bar.comment = f'first bar stat'
mb.write(f'Finished loop {i}.')
#mb.update_graph(graphs, x_bounds, y_bounds)
Example 2
To add a graph that get plots as the training goes, just use the command mb.update_graphs
. It will create the figure on its first use. Arguments are:

graphs
: a list of graphs to be plotted (each of the form[x,y]
) 
x_bounds
: the min and max values of the x axis (ifNone
, it will those given by the graphs) 
y_bounds
: the min and max values of the y axis (ifNone
, it will those given by the graphs)
Note that it's best to specify x_bounds
and y_bounds
, otherwise the box will change as the loop progresses.
Additionally, we can give the label of each graph via the command mb.names
(should have as many elements as the graphs argument).
import numpy as np
mb = master_bar(range(10))
mb.names = ['cos', 'sin']
for i in mb:
for j in progress_bar(range(100), parent=mb):
if j%10 == 0:
k = 100 * i + j
x = np.arange(0, 2*k*np.pi/1000, 0.01)
y1, y2 = np.cos(x), np.sin(x)
graphs = [[x,y1], [x,y2]]
x_bounds = [0, 2*np.pi]
y_bounds = [1,1]
mb.update_graph(graphs, x_bounds, y_bounds)
mb.child.comment = f'second bar stat'
mb.main_bar.comment = f'first bar stat'
mb.write(f'Finished loop {i}.')
Here is the rendering in console:
If the script using this is executed with a redirect to a file, only the results of the .write
method will be printed in that file.
Example 3
Here is an example that a typical machine learning training loop can use. It also demonstrates how to set y_bounds
dynamically.
def plot_loss_update(epoch, epochs, mb, train_loss, valid_loss):
""" dynamically print the loss plot during the training/validation loop.
expects epoch to start from 1.
"""
x = range(1, epoch+1)
y = np.concatenate((train_loss, valid_loss))
graphs = [[x,train_loss], [x,valid_loss]]
x_margin = 0.2
y_margin = 0.05
x_bounds = [1x_margin, epochs+x_margin]
y_bounds = [np.min(y)y_margin, np.max(y)+y_margin]
mb.update_graph(graphs, x_bounds, y_bounds)
And here is an emulation of a training loop that uses this function:
from fastprogress.fastprogress import master_bar, progress_bar
from time import sleep
import numpy as np
import random
epochs = 5
mb = master_bar(range(1, epochs+1))
# optional: graph legend: if not set, the default is 'train'/'valid'
# mb.names = ['first', 'second']
train_loss, valid_loss = [], []
for epoch in mb:
# emulate train subloop
for batch in progress_bar(range(2), parent=mb): sleep(0.2)
train_loss.append(0.5  0.06 * epoch + random.uniform(0, 0.04))
# emulate validation subloop
for batch in progress_bar(range(2), parent=mb): sleep(0.2)
valid_loss.append(0.5  0.03 * epoch + random.uniform(0, 0.04))
plot_loss_update(epoch, epochs, mb, train_loss, valid_loss)
And the output:
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