Introduction / Set-up¶
Before you begin, we’d like to express our gratitude to you for wanting to add a task to Flash. With Flash our aim is to create a great user experience, enabling awesome advanced applications with just a few lines of code. We’re really pleased with what we’ve achieved with Flash and we hope you will be too. Now let’s dive in!
The Task template is designed to guide you through contributing a task to Flash. It contains the code, tests, and examples for a task that performs classification with a multi-layer perceptron, intended for use with the classic data sets from scikit-learn. The Flash tasks are organized in folders by data-type (image, text, video, etc.), with sub-folders for different task types (classification, regression, etc.).
Copy the files in flash/template/classification to a new sub-directory under the relevant data-type.
If a data-type folder already exists for your task, then a task type sub-folder should be added containing the template files.
If a data-type folder doesn’t exist, then you will need to add that too.
You should also copy the files from tests/template/classification to the corresponding data-type, task type folder in
For example, if you were adding an image classification task, you would do:
cp flash/template/classification/* flash/image/classification/
cp tests/template/classification/* tests/image/classification/
The tutorials in this section will walk you through all of the components you need to implement (or adapt from the template) for your custom task.
The Data: our first tutorial goes over the best practices for implementing everything you need to connect data to your task
The Backbones: the second tutorial shows you how to create an extensible backbone registry for your task
The Task: now that we have the data and the models, in this tutorial we create our custom task
Optional Extras: this tutorial covers some optional extras you can add if needed for your particular task
The Example: this tutorial guides you through creating some simple examples showing your task in action
The Tests: in this tutorial, we cover best practices for writing some tests for your new task
The Docs: in our final tutorial, we provide a template for you to create the docs page for your task