New to Wandb making sense of the gradient dashboard, am I seeing exploding gradients?


I’m running my first experiments with weights and biases, I find it pretty cool and quite intuitive to use.

The dashboard is a little confusing at the moment though
I have random initialized weights, and they seem to gro pretty quickly and then stagnate.
The absolute value still seems very small so I’m not sure fi this is due to scaling, are these exploding gradients?

Thanks for any insights and help understanding and getting the most out of this awesome tool.

Hi Oliver,

Here’s an article we have that explains what you are seeing in your gradients (


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