Sentiment classification part in Lesson 4 results in TypeError: 'TextDataLoader' object does not support indexing


I’m trying to follow along lesson4-imdb notebook on windows and everything is working nicely until I try to finetune the new layers for the sentiment analysis.

I think the data splits should be working correctly as looking at the first element produces the sentiment label and text as expected, and calling next(iter(md2.trn_ds)) returns a tensor of the correct batch size.

However when running the, 1, metrics=[accuracy]) part, I’m getting the following error:

~\fastai\courses\dl1\fastai\ in (.0)
67 def get_batch(self, indices):
—> 68 res = self.collate_fn([self.dataset[i] for i in indices], self.pad_idx)
69 if not self.transpose: return res
70 res[0] = res[0].T

TypeError: ‘TextDataLoader’ object does not support indexing

If someone has ideas on what I might be doing wrong, I would appreciate any help!


This appears to be a bug in a recent fastai release. I raised an issue on github a couple of days ago. Alas my python skills do not stretch to being able to debug and repair the issue myself. I reverted to an earlier version of the codebase and all is fine.

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You are correct.

git checkout 6d0e116 worked for me.

Big thanks!

I’m getting the same error here. Tried digging around the library too to no avail.

reverting to 6d0e116 fixed my problem.

Thanks phynnien and digitalspecialists for posting about this issue!

Thanks for letting me know - just pushed a fix. Let me know if you have any further problems.

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Another Dataloader issue: TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for *: ‘NoneType’ and ‘int’

from fastai.nlp import *
names = [‘neg’,‘pos’]
trn,trn_y = texts_labels_from_folders(f’{PATH}train’,names)
val,val_y = texts_labels_from_folders(f’{PATH}test’,names)
veczr = CountVectorizer(tokenizer=tokenize)
trn_term_doc = veczr.fit_transform(trn)
val_term_doc = veczr.transform(val)
md = TextClassifierData.from_bow(trn_term_doc, trn_y, val_term_doc, val_y, 2000)
learner = md.dotprod_nb_learner(), 1, wds=1e-6, cycle_len=1)

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TypeError Traceback (most recent call last)
in ()
----> 1, 1, wds=1e-6, cycle_len=1)

~/fastai/courses/ml1/fastai/ in fit(self, lrs, n_cycle, wds, **kwargs)
250 self.sched = None
251 layer_opt = self.get_layer_opt(lrs, wds)
–> 252 return self.fit_gen(self.model,, layer_opt, n_cycle, **kwargs)
254 def warm_up(self, lr, wds=None):

~/fastai/courses/ml1/fastai/ in fit_gen(self, model, data, layer_opt, n_cycle, cycle_len, cycle_mult, cycle_save_name, best_save_name, use_clr, use_clr_beta, metrics, callbacks, use_wd_sched, norm_wds, wds_sched_mult, **kwargs)
197 n_epoch = sum_geom(cycle_len if cycle_len else 1, cycle_mult, n_cycle)
198 return fit(model, data, n_epoch, layer_opt.opt, self.crit,
–> 199 metrics=metrics, callbacks=callbacks, reg_fn=self.reg_fn, clip=self.clip, **kwargs)
201 def get_layer_groups(self): return self.models.get_layer_groups()

~/fastai/courses/ml1/fastai/ in fit(model, data, epochs, opt, crit, metrics, callbacks, stepper, **kwargs)
120 i = 0
121 if all_val: val_iter = IterBatch(data.val_dl)
–> 122 for (*x,y) in t:
123 batch_num += 1
124 for cb in callbacks: cb.on_batch_begin()

~/anaconda3/lib/python3.6/site-packages/tqdm/ in iter(self)
953 “”", fp_write=getattr(self.fp, ‘write’, sys.stderr.write))
–> 955 for obj in iterable:
956 yield obj
957 # Update and possibly print the progressbar.

~/fastai/courses/ml1/fastai/ in iter(self)
81 with ThreadPoolExecutor(max_workers=self.num_workers) as e:
82 # avoid py3.6 issue where queue is infinite and can result in memory exhaustion
—> 83 for c in chunk_iter(iter(self.batch_sampler), self.num_workers*10):
84 for batch in, c): yield get_tensor(batch, self.pin_memory)

TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for *: ‘NoneType’ and ‘int’

TypeError                                 Traceback (most recent call last)
<ipython-input-11-7ca6121fb20f> in <module>
----> 1 learn=ConvLearner.pretrained(models.vgg16,data,precompute=False)

~/anaconda3/envs/img_cap/lib/python3.6/site-packages/fastai/ in pretrained(cls, f, data, ps, xtra_fc, xtra_cut, custom_head, precompute, pretrained, **kwargs)
    111                    pretrained=True, **kwargs):
    112         models = ConvnetBuilder(f, data.c, data.is_multi, data.is_reg,
--> 113             ps=ps, xtra_fc=xtra_fc, xtra_cut=xtra_cut, custom_head=custom_head, pretrained=pretrained)
    114         return cls(data, models, precompute, **kwargs)

~/anaconda3/envs/img_cap/lib/python3.6/site-packages/fastai/ in __init__(self, f, c, is_multi, is_reg, ps, xtra_fc, xtra_cut, custom_head, pretrained)
     39         cut-=xtra_cut
     40         layers = cut_model(f(pretrained), cut)
---> 41 = model_features[f] if f in model_features else (num_features(layers)*2)
     42         if not custom_head: layers += [AdaptiveConcatPool2d(), Flatten()]
     43         self.top_model = nn.Sequential(*layers)

TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for *: 'NoneType' and 'int'

I have similar issue where i cant find solution for it, i try to use vgg16 model for training custom dataset, but when feeding the model along with the data in ConvLearner. This error occurs