# How to interpret the following GAN training losses?

I am training a GAN using the following loss functions:

_, d_real_logit = discriminator(x_d)
_, d_fake_logit = discriminator(generator(z_g))
loss_d_real = tf.reduce_mean(tf.nn.sigmoid_cross_entropy_with_logits(labels=tf.ones_like(d_real_logit), logits=d_real_logit))
loss_d_fake = tf.reduce_mean(tf.nn.sigmoid_cross_entropy_with_logits(labels=tf.zeros_like(d_fake_logit), logits=d_fake_logit))
loss_d = loss_d_fake + loss_d_real

_, g_logit = discriminator(generator(z_g))
loss_g = tf.reduce_mean(tf.nn.sigmoid_cross_entropy_with_logits(labels = tf.ones_like(g_logit), logits=g_logit))


where discriminator is defined as:

def discriminator(x):
y1_d = tf.nn.leaky_relu(tf.matmul(x, w_d_1) + b_d_1)
y2_d = tf.nn.leaky_relu(tf.matmul(y1_d, w_d_2) + b_d_2)
y3_d = tf.nn.leaky_relu(tf.matmul(y2_d, w_d_3) + b_d_3)
y4_d = tf.nn.leaky_relu(tf.matmul(y3_d, w_d_4) + b_d_4)
logits = tf.matmul(y4_d, w_d_5) + b_d_5
y5_d = tf.nn.sigmoid(logits)

return y5_d, logits


The plots of loss functions obtained are as follows: I understand that g_loss = 0.69 and d_loss = 1.38 are ideal situations, since that corresponds to discriminator output being 0.5 for both real and fake samples. But, for some reason the 2 loss values move away from these desired values as the training goes on. Does anyone know why this happens? (x axis is number of epochs/100)

• I'm also having trouble understanding g_loss/d_loss in my GAN. – javathunderman Mar 12 '19 at 21:58