Study group Polska

#21

The current best choices are:

  • Poniedzialek 20.00
  • Czwartek 20.00
  • Piątek 20.00

Please vote if you didn’t :slight_smile:

https://framadate.org/fastai-polska

voters should be able to modify their vote themselves, if you want to vote for the added time slots on Sat and Sun

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#22

thanks @Blanche
up to the group to decide, there are pros and cons i guess
https://forums.fast.ai/t/fast-ai-slack-workspace/26615/3?u=miwojc

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(Maria) #23

:woman_shrugging: I’m really neutral about this, but I think that talking in polish on public forum is kinda rude, so maybe some folks would prefer doing it on slack.

So who’s crazy enough to watch the lectures in the middle of the night beside me?
I’m really glad that GCP offers free credits and way more than we need to complete this course. I have a PC that could handle DL, but I’ve tried to setup all the stuff needed for fast.ai on it and wasted 2 weekends on it.

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#24

i am fine with both, both options are super cool anyway…

I was there too. forums and slacks and everything were so hyped. was good fun, but i had to re-watch the lecture at ‘proper speed’=2x :slight_smile: today…

yeah GCP with the $300 credits is nice one, even better with this setup which i will try, but i’ve heard it works well.

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#25

I was starting with this mindset, but if there is a option to watch later … I’ll chose sleep. And you can skip some parts :slight_smile:

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#26

just noticed the below as a response to the above. seems native language is welcome here. at least that’s my understanding…

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(Maria) #27

The ‘normal’ setup has Tesla100 (http://course-v3.fast.ai/start_gcp.html) and I don’t care much about the price, because it will be hard to use whole 300$ even for both parts of the course. I really like that GCP has more readable interface compared to AWS.

Is there a big performance jump between T80 and T100?

I’ve run the notebook and player around a bit and got 0.999 accuracy on mnist dataset, just using unfreezing and lr_finder. Had 0 idea what I was doing, but it was fun.

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#28

yeah that’s a lot, just need to remember to stop the instance
but then it’s for 1 year, so part 1 part 2 kaggle other
$300/300 days = 1 hour a day at $1/hour

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(An) #29

It seems the world is full of crazy people :wink:

Too bad… I’m going to setup all the stuff next weekend on my PC. You got Windows or Linux on your machine? What was the main problem?

@piotr.czapla have you created the private group, or we are going to write polish here? :slight_smile:

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(Michal Wawrzyniuk) #30

I wanted to ask the same if everyone is OK I would say better stay and talk in English for me doesn’t really matter:)
M

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(Maria) #31

It was linux, ubuntu, my main problem was …well everything lol, one time there were some issues with CUDA, another time with something else. I don’t really remember (it was sometime in the spring), but I do remember the fact that I wanted to throw the PC out of the window.

I’m going to try again, but this time with docker, so at least it won’t take so much time (to know it won’t work :stuck_out_tongue: . Today I’ve got GCP up and going within like 10 minutes and it made me so happy.

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(Michal Wawrzyniuk) #32

I dont remember what cause more problem but full set up of GPU environment on my desktop took me 2-3 days :frowning: including OPENCV compilation from source Pytorch best to install by conda installer

good luck:)

M

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(Jeremy Howard (Admin)) #33

You can speak polish right here! :smiley:

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(An) #34

It seems to be very funny weekend then. I’ll try to setup it on Arch Linux :slight_smile:

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(Jeremy Howard (Admin)) #35

Best to use the forums if you want to stay connected to the rest of the community. Just my $0.02 of course.

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#36

hi @jeremy
just wanted to get your opinion as there seem to be some confusion at our thread ‘Study Group Polska’ about if we can use Polish language there or should stick to English?
from your post i get the impression that native language is welcome here?

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(Jeremy Howard (Admin)) #37

^^^^^^^

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#38

Didn’t notice that one. That was fast. Thanks!

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#39

I set up fastai (previous version) on ubuntu 16, ubuntu 16 gnome, ubuntu 18 without any problems.
I think the trick is to NOT install CUDA on your own, let env do everything. And avoid pip when possible.

I just have lots on env right now :frowning:
one for keras, other for vanilla pytorch, other for fastai, another for some DL style transfer demo. Because each requires different CUDAs and diff ver of pytorch etc

When I tried installing CUDA following instructions from nvidia, I ended up re-installing everything :confused:

If you don’t menage to make it work, follow Jeremy advice, and just use Google Cloud. It takes too much time and attention, that would be better spend on focusing on lessons. And tackle setting up own rig after the course.

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#40

@radek użył kodu z pierwszej lekcji w konkursie kaggle Quick, Draw!: https://github.com/radekosmulski/quickdraw

a co Wy robicie jako prace domową? :slight_smile:

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