.NET Standard 2.0 .NET Framework 4.5
dotnet add package tf.NET --version
NuGet\Install-Package tf.NET -Version
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="tf.NET" Version="" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add tf.NET --version
#r "nuget: tf.NET,"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install tf.NET as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=tf.NET&version=

// Install tf.NET as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=tf.NET&version=



.NET bindings for the TensorFlow 2 C API. These are low-level bindings suitable for creating higher-level idiomatic interfaces to TensorFlow 2 in .NET languages like C# and F#.


  • C# bindings autogenerated from the TensorFlow C header files using CppSharp.
  • C# op definitions autogenerated from the TensorFlow 2 runtime op definitions. The generator is based on the one created by Miguel de Icaza for TensorFlowSharp.
  • Tensor object implementation that uses zero-copy reinterpretation of existing .NET multi-dimensional arrays as tensor data.


The main differences between this and TensorFlow.NET and TensorSharp and other .NET TensorFlow projects are:

  • tf.NET supports TensorFlow 2 only. TensorFlow.NET and other libraries currently only support TF 1.
  • tf.NET does not try to implement any higher-level APIs for ML or things like that. I made this because I wanted a low-level direct binding to the TensorFlow 2 API that I could use to create my own .NET scientific computing language in F#. Looking at the code for TensorFlow.NET, it seems to me that it mixes a lot of higher-level C# code and the bindings together. tf.NET has implementations of essential memory-backed objects like buffers and tensors but usage of these implementations is purely optional.


Available from NuGet

PM> Install-Package tf.NET

Note that you will still need the TensorFlow 2 native runtime library (i.e. libtensorflow) for your OS. There doesn't seem to be an official Google libtensorflow package for version 2 as yet. For Windows you can build it yourself or check out this package which installs a CPU-only TF 2 native library dependency into your .NET project. For Linux you can download nightly builds of libtensorflow from the TensorFlow Github page.

For usage examples see the unit tests.

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Add export functions.