Artificial Intelligence

Posit AI Blog: TensorFlow v1.3 Released

The final release of TensorFlow v1.3 is now available. This release of TensorFlow marks the initial availability of several canned estimators, including:

  • DNNClassifier
  • DNNRegressor
  • LinearClassifier
  • LinearRegressor
  • DNNLinearCombinedClassifier
  • DNNLinearCombinedRegressor.

The tfestimators package provides a high level R interface for these estimators.

Full details on the release of TensorFlow v1.3 are available here:

You can update your R installation of TensorFlow using the install_tensorflow function:

cuDNN library from NVIDIA. Previous versions were built against cuDNN v5.1, so for installations running the GPU version of TensorFlow this means that you will need to install an updated version of cuDNN along with TensorFlow v1.3.

Updated installation instructions are available here:

Version 1.4 of TensorFlow is expected to migrate again to version 7.0 of cuDNN.


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  author = {Allaire, J.J.},
  title = {Posit AI Blog: TensorFlow v1.3 Released},
  url = {},
  year = {2017}