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RL Starter Files

RL starter files in order to immediatly train, visualize and evaluate an agent without writing any line of code.

These files are suited for gym-minigrid environments and torch-ac RL algorithms. They are easy to adapt to other environments and RL algorithms.

Features

  • Script to train, including:
    • Log in txt, CSV and Tensorboard
    • Save model
    • Stop and restart training
    • Use A2C or PPO algorithms
  • Script to visualize, including:
    • Act by sampling or argmax
    • Save as Gif
  • Script to evaluate, including:
    • Act by sampling or argmax
    • List the worst performed episodes

Installation

  1. Clone this repository.

  2. Install gym-minigrid environments and torch-ac RL algorithms:

pip3 install -r requirements.txt

Note: If you want to modify torch-ac algorithms, you will need to rather install a cloned version, i.e.:

git clone https://github.com/lcswillems/torch-ac.git
cd torch-ac
pip3 install -e .

Example of use

Train, visualize and evaluate an agent on the MiniGrid-DoorKey-5x5-v0 environment:

  1. Train the agent on the MiniGrid-DoorKey-5x5-v0 environment with PPO algorithm:
python3 -m scripts.train --algo ppo --env MiniGrid-DoorKey-5x5-v0 --model DoorKey --save-interval 10 --frames 80000

  1. Visualize agent's behavior:
python3 -m scripts.visualize --env MiniGrid-DoorKey-5x5-v0 --model DoorKey

  1. Evaluate agent's performance:
python3 -m scripts.evaluate --env MiniGrid-DoorKey-5x5-v0 --model DoorKey

Note: More details on the commands are given below.

Other examples

Handle textual instructions

In the GoToDoor environment, the agent receives an image along with a textual instruction. To handle the latter, add --text to the command:

python3 -m scripts.train --algo ppo --env MiniGrid-GoToDoor-5x5-v0 --model GoToDoor --text --save-interval 10 --frames 1000000

Add memory

In the RedBlueDoors environment, the agent has to open the red door then the blue one. To solve it efficiently, when it opens the red door, it has to remember it. To add memory to the agent, add --recurrence X to the command:

python3 -m scripts.train --algo ppo --env MiniGrid-RedBlueDoors-6x6-v0 --model RedBlueDoors --recurrence 4 --save-interval 10 --frames 1000000

Files

This package contains:

  • scripts to:
    • train an agent
      in script/train.py (more details)
    • visualize agent's behavior
      in script/visualize.py (more details)
    • evaluate agent's performances
      in script/evaluate.py (more details)
  • a default agent's model
    in model.py (more details)
  • utilitarian classes and functions used by the scripts
    in utils

These files are suited for gym-minigrid environments and torch-ac RL algorithms. They are easy to adapt to other environments and RL algorithms by modifying:

  • model.py
  • utils/format.py

scripts/train.py

An example of use:

python3 -m scripts.train --algo ppo --env MiniGrid-DoorKey-5x5-v0 --model DoorKey --save-interval 10 --frames 80000

The script loads the model in storage/DoorKey or creates it if it doesn't exist, then trains it with the PPO algorithm on the MiniGrid DoorKey environment, and saves it every 10 updates in storage/DoorKey. It stops after 80 000 frames.

Note: You can define a different storage location in the environment variable PROJECT_STORAGE.

More generally, the script has 2 required arguments:

  • --algo ALGO: name of the RL algorithm used to train
  • --env ENV: name of the environment to train on

and a bunch of optional arguments among which:

  • --recurrence N: gradient will be backpropagated over N timesteps. By default, N = 1. If N > 1, a LSTM is added to the model to have memory.
  • --text: a GRU is added to the model to handle text input.
  • ... (see more using --help)

During training, logs are printed in your terminal (and saved in text and CSV format):

Note: U gives the update number, F the total number of frames, FPS the number of frames per second, D the total duration, rR:μσmM the mean, std, min and max reshaped return per episode, F:μσmM the mean, std, min and max number of frames per episode, H the entropy, V the value, pL the policy loss, vL the value loss and the gradient norm.

During training, logs are also plotted in Tensorboard:

scripts/visualize.py

An example of use:

python3 -m scripts.visualize --env MiniGrid-DoorKey-5x5-v0 --model DoorKey

In this use case, the script displays how the model in storage/DoorKey behaves on the MiniGrid DoorKey environment.

More generally, the script has 2 required arguments:

  • --env ENV: name of the environment to act on.
  • --model MODEL: name of the trained model.

and a bunch of optional arguments among which:

  • --argmax: select the action with highest probability
  • ... (see more using --help)

scripts/evaluate.py

An example of use:

python3 -m scripts.evaluate --env MiniGrid-DoorKey-5x5-v0 --model DoorKey

In this use case, the script prints in the terminal the performance among 100 episodes of the model in storage/DoorKey.

More generally, the script has 2 required arguments:

  • --env ENV: name of the environment to act on.
  • --model MODEL: name of the trained model.

and a bunch of optional arguments among which:

  • --episodes N: number of episodes of evaluation. By default, N = 100.
  • ... (see more using --help)

model.py

The default model is discribed by the following schema:

By default, the memory part (in red) and the langage part (in blue) are disabled. They can be enabled by setting to True the use_memory and use_text parameters of the model constructor.

This model can be easily adapted to your needs.


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