# Source code for rl_coach.exploration_policies.boltzmann

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from typing import List
import numpy as np
from rl_coach.core_types import RunPhase, ActionType
from rl_coach.exploration_policies.exploration_policy import DiscreteActionExplorationPolicy, ExplorationParameters
from rl_coach.schedules import Schedule
from rl_coach.spaces import ActionSpace
class BoltzmannParameters(ExplorationParameters):
def __init__(self):
super().__init__()
self.temperature_schedule = None
@property
def path(self):
return 'rl_coach.exploration_policies.boltzmann:Boltzmann'
[docs]class Boltzmann(DiscreteActionExplorationPolicy):
"""
The Boltzmann exploration policy is intended for discrete action spaces. It assumes that each of the possible
actions has some value assigned to it (such as the Q value), and uses a softmax function to convert these values
into a distribution over the actions. It then samples the action for playing out of the calculated distribution.
An additional temperature schedule can be given by the user, and will control the steepness of the softmax function.
"""
def __init__(self, action_space: ActionSpace, temperature_schedule: Schedule):
"""
:param action_space: the action space used by the environment
:param temperature_schedule: the schedule for the temperature parameter of the softmax
"""
super().__init__(action_space)
self.temperature_schedule = temperature_schedule
def get_action(self, action_values: List[ActionType]) -> (ActionType, List[float]):
if self.phase == RunPhase.TRAIN:
self.temperature_schedule.step()
# softmax calculation
exp_probabilities = np.exp(action_values / self.temperature_schedule.current_value)
probabilities = exp_probabilities / np.sum(exp_probabilities)
# make sure probs sum to 1
probabilities[-1] = 1 - np.sum(probabilities[:-1])
# choose actions according to the probabilities
action = np.random.choice(range(self.action_space.shape), p=probabilities)
return action, probabilities
def get_control_param(self):
return self.temperature_schedule.current_value
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