How to graph tf.keras model in Tensorflow-2.0?

According to the docs, you can use Tensorboard to visualise graphs once your model has been trained.

First, define your model and run it. Then, open Tensorboard and switch to the Graph tab.

Minimal Compilable Example

This example is taken from the docs. First, define your model and data.

# Relevant imports.
%load_ext tensorboard

from __future__ import absolute_import
from __future__ import division
from __future__ import print_function

from datetime import datetime
from packaging import version

import tensorflow as tf
from tensorflow import keras

# Define the model.
model = keras.models.Sequential([
    keras.layers.Flatten(input_shape=(28, 28)),
    keras.layers.Dense(32, activation='relu'),
    keras.layers.Dense(10, activation='softmax')


(train_images, train_labels), _ = keras.datasets.fashion_mnist.load_data()
train_images = train_images / 255.0

Next, train your model. Here, you will need to define a callback for Tensorboard to use for visualising stats and graphs.

# Define the Keras TensorBoard callback.
logdir="logs/fit/" +"%Y%m%d-%H%M%S")
tensorboard_callback = keras.callbacks.TensorBoard(log_dir=logdir)

# Train the model.

After training, in your notebook, run

%tensorboard --logdir logs

And switch to the Graph tab in the navbar:

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You will see a graph that looks a lot like this:

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Here is the solution for tf2.x with Graph visualization of subclassed model/layer

import tensorflow as tf
print("TensorFlow version:", tf.__version__)

from tensorflow.keras.layers import Dense, Flatten, Conv2D
from tensorflow.keras import Model,Input

class MyModel(Model):
    def __init__(self, dim):
        super(MyModel, self).__init__()
        self.conv1 = Conv2D(16, 3, activation='relu')
        self.conv2 = Conv2D(32, 3, activation='relu')
        self.conv3 = Conv2D(8, 3, activation='relu')
        self.flatten = Flatten()
        self.d1 = Dense(128, activation='relu')
        self.d2 = Dense(1)

    def call(self, x):
        x = self.conv1(x)
        x = self.conv2(x)
        x = self.conv3(x)
        x = self.flatten(x)
        x = self.d1(x)
        return self.d2(x)
    def build_graph(self):
        x = Input(shape=(dim))
        return Model(inputs=[x],

dim = (28, 28, 1)

# Create an instance of the model
model = MyModel((dim)), *dim))

tf.keras.utils.plot_model(model.build_graph(), to_file="model.png",
           expand_nested=True, show_shapes=True)

the output is

TensorFlow version: 2.5.0

Model: "model"
Layer (type)                 Output Shape              Param #   
input_1 (InputLayer)         [(None, 28, 28, 1)]       0         
conv2d (Conv2D)              (None, 26, 26, 16)        160       
conv2d_1 (Conv2D)            (None, 24, 24, 32)        4640      
conv2d_2 (Conv2D)            (None, 22, 22, 8)         2312      
flatten (Flatten)            (None, 3872)              0         
dense (Dense)                (None, 128)               495744    
dense_1 (Dense)              (None, 1)                 129       
Total params: 502,985
Trainable params: 502,985
Non-trainable params: 0

Here is also a graph visualization

Here is also a graph visualization

Here's what is working for me at the moment (TF 2.0.0), based on the tf.keras.callbacks.TensorBoard code:

# After model has been compiled
from tensorflow.python.ops import summary_ops_v2
from tensorflow.python.keras.backend import get_graph
tb_path = '/tmp/tensorboard/'
tb_writer = tf.summary.create_file_writer(tb_path)
with tb_writer.as_default():
    if not model.run_eagerly:
        summary_ops_v2.graph(get_graph(), step=0)

You can visualize the graph of any tf.function decorated function, but first, you have to trace its execution.

Visualizing the graph of a Keras model means to visualize it's call method.

By default, this method is not tf.function decorated and therefore you have to wrap the model call in a function correctly decorated and execute it.

import tensorflow as tf

model = tf.keras.Sequential(
        tf.keras.layers.Flatten(input_shape=(28, 28)),
        tf.keras.layers.Dense(32, activation="relu"),
        tf.keras.layers.Dense(10, activation="softmax"),

def traceme(x):
    return model(x)

logdir = "log"
writer = tf.summary.create_file_writer(logdir)
tf.summary.trace_on(graph=True, profiler=True)
# Forward pass
traceme(tf.zeros((1, 28, 28, 1)))
with writer.as_default():
    tf.summary.trace_export(name="model_trace", step=0, profiler_outdir=logdir)