http://d2l.ai/chapter_linear-networks/softmax-regression-scratch.html

The cross entropy loss is given by the below formula according to this

But in the code below is the same thing happening?

```
def cross_entropy(y_hat, y):
return - np.log(y_hat[range(len(y_hat)), y])
```

Am I missing something?

@gpk2000

You can test by your own next time…

Just try to input some numbers to see the outputs…

And use the search button as possible.

http://preview.d2l.ai/d2l-en/master/chapter_appendix-mathematics-for-deep-learning/information-theory.html?highlight=cross%20entropy%20loss

`.mean()`

is for n*1 matrix?

@goldpiggy

What this snippet of code is doing is exactly the same as the formula above. This code uses the index of the true y to fetch the predicted value y_hat and then taking the log to those predicted values for all examples in a minibatch

I am also a bit confused about that. I get that we select the y_hat for each y, in train_epoch_ch3 we sum over the cross-entropy loss, but where do we multiply each y with it’s corresponding y_hat as per the equation?

Hi @katduecker, great question! I guess you were referring to the “loss” function. Here we usedcross entropy loss rather than simply multiplying `y`

and `y_hat`

in the function `cross_entropy`

.

Hi,

I think there is a typo in the sentence : “Before looking at the code, let us recall how this looks expressed as an equation:”

It should be : “Before looking at the code, let us recall how this looks when expressed as an equation:”

Thank you.

Nisar

I might be able to explain the derivation of the `cross_entropy`

function a little bit.

Indeed, 𝓁(* y*,

*)=-Σ*

**ŷ***y*

_{j}log(

*ŷ*

_{j}).

However, we see that

*is in reality (0, … 0, 1, 0, …, 0) so we have:*

**y**𝓁(

*,*

**y***)=-Σ*

**ŷ***y*

_{j}log(

*ŷ*

_{j})=-

*y*

_{i}log(

*ŷ*

_{i}), where

*y*

_{i}=1,

as all other terms are just zero.

Since

*y*

_{i}=1, we can further simplify this into:

𝓁(

*,*

**y***)=-*

**ŷ***y*

_{i}log(

*ŷ*

_{i})=-log(

*ŷ*

_{i}), where

*y*

_{i}=1.

```
def cross_entropy(y_hat, y):
return - np.log(y_hat[range(len(y_hat)), y])
```

In the code, `y`

is (i^{(1)}, i^{(2)}, …, i^{(n)})

and `y_hat[range(len(y_hat)), y]`

is just (*ŷ*^{(1)}_{i(1)}, *ŷ*^{(2)}_{i(2)}, …, *ŷ*^{(n)}_{i(n)})

with `-np.log`

getting the logarithm of them all at once.