When writing a deep learning paper, I need to train several CNN models and compare their performances. They are from different architectures so different designs.

I'm wondering should I use the same learning rate for all models when training (I've made sure they all have the same batch size, same loss function, etc), or should I create a naive tuner and find the best learning rate for each of the model?

Thank you in advance!!


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You cannot rule out that different architectures will benefit from different learning rates, so if you have the resources, you should give it a try.

Just make sure that you have a decent optimizer and that you have followed all the standard rules for learning DNNs.

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you! So if I have to use different learning rate for each one, do I need to indicate what I used for each one in the paper, or do you think I don't include such detailed information like the learning rate in my paper? Thank you again! $\endgroup$
    – Dwa
    Aug 25, 2022 at 15:08
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    $\begingroup$ It doesn't hurt to add it. Maybe you provide an appendix for all the details. $\endgroup$
    – frank
    Aug 25, 2022 at 15:41

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