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Posit AI Weblog: Hugging Face Integrations



We’re comfortable to announce the primary releases of hfhub and tok are actually on CRAN.
hfhub is an R interface to Hugging Face Hub, permitting customers to obtain and cache recordsdata
from Hugging Face Hub whereas tok implements R bindings for the Hugging Face tokenizers
library.

Hugging Face quickly turned the platform to construct, share and collaborate on
deep studying purposes and we hope these integrations will assist R customers to
get began utilizing Hugging Face instruments in addition to constructing novel purposes.

We even have beforehand introduced the safetensors
package deal permitting to learn and write recordsdata within the safetensors format.

hfhub

hfhub is an R interface to the Hugging Face Hub. hfhub presently implements a single
performance: downloading recordsdata from Hub repositories. Mannequin Hub repositories are
primarily used to retailer pre-trained mannequin weights along with every other metadata
essential to load the mannequin, such because the hyperparameters configurations and the
tokenizer vocabulary.

Downloaded recordsdata are ached utilizing the identical format because the Python library, thus cached
recordsdata might be shared between the R and Python implementation, for simpler and faster
switching between languages.

We already use hfhub within the minhub package deal and
within the ‘GPT-2 from scratch with torch’ weblog put up to
obtain pre-trained weights from Hugging Face Hub.

You should use hub_download() to obtain any file from a Hugging Face Hub repository
by specifying the repository id and the trail to file that you simply wish to obtain.
If the file is already within the cache, then the perform returns the file path imediately,
in any other case the file is downloaded, cached after which the entry path is returned.

weblog put up ‘What are Giant Language Fashions? What are they not?’.

When utilizing a pre-trained mannequin (each for inference or for high-quality tuning) it’s very
vital that you simply use the very same tokenization course of that has been used throughout
coaching, and the Hugging Face workforce has achieved a tremendous job ensuring that its algorithms
match the tokenization methods used most LLM’s.

tok supplies R bindings to the 🤗 tokenizers library. The tokenizers library is itself
carried out in Rust for efficiency and our bindings use the extendr mission
to assist interfacing with R. Utilizing tok we will tokenize textual content the very same manner most
NLP fashions do, making it simpler to load pre-trained fashions in R in addition to sharing
our fashions with the broader NLP group.

tok might be put in from CRAN, and presently it’s utilization is restricted to loading
tokenizers vocabularies from recordsdata. For instance, you may load the tokenizer for the GPT2
mannequin with:

Keep in mind that you may already host
Shiny (for R and Python) on Hugging Face Areas. For example, we’ve got constructed a Shiny
app that makes use of:

  • torch to implement GPT-NeoX (the neural community structure of StableLM – the mannequin used for chatting)
  • hfhub to obtain and cache pre-trained weights from the StableLM repository
  • tok to tokenize and pre-process textual content as enter for the torch mannequin. tok additionally makes use of hfhub to obtain the tokenizer’s vocabulary.

The app is hosted at on this Area.
It presently runs on CPU, however you may simply swap the the Docker picture if you’d like
to run it on a GPU for quicker inference.

The app supply code can also be open-source and might be discovered within the Areas file tab.

Trying ahead

It’s the very early days of hfhub and tok and there’s nonetheless numerous work to do
and performance to implement. We hope to get group assist to prioritize work,
thus, if there’s a function that you’re lacking, please open a difficulty within the
GitHub repositories.

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Quotation

For attribution, please cite this work as

Falbel (2023, July 12). Posit AI Weblog: Hugging Face Integrations. Retrieved from https://blogs.rstudio.com/tensorflow/posts/2023-07-12-hugging-face-integrations/

BibTeX quotation

@misc{hugging-face-integrations,
  writer = {Falbel, Daniel},
  title = {Posit AI Weblog: Hugging Face Integrations},
  url = {https://blogs.rstudio.com/tensorflow/posts/2023-07-12-hugging-face-integrations/},
  12 months = {2023}
}
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