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Tracking Leaderboards

In this tutorial, we will set up a tracking leaderboard. A tracking leaderboard allows easy monitoring of experiments using a customized experiments table with auto refresh for continual updates.

The tracking leaderboard can be customized to include columns with information about:

  • Experiment status
  • Elapsed time since the experiment started and last updated
  • Most recent iteration
  • Metrics
  • Hyperparameters
  • And more.

Bookmark the leaderboard in the browser to reuse and share the leaderboard URL with other users.

For this tutorial, use one of the following as a project:

Step 1: Select a Project#

The leaderboard will track experiments in one or all projects.

Begin by opening the ClearML Web UI and selecting a project, by doing one of the following:

  • On the Home page, click a project card or VIEW ALL.
  • On the Projects page, click a project card or the All projects card.

Step 2: Filter the Experiments#

The experiments table allows filtering experiments by experiment name, type, and status.

Apply any combination of the following filters:

  • Name - Use the search bar to find experiments containing any search term.

  • Type - Click the TYPE column's filter and then on the list select any of the following:

    • Training
    • Testing
    • Controller
    • Data Processing
    • And others, depending on the types of tasks in the project
  • Status - Click the STATUS column's filter and then on the list select any of the following:

    • Draft - The experiment is not running.
    • Pending - The experiment is in a queue waiting to be run by a worker.
    • Running - The experiment is currently running by a worker.
    • Completed - The experiment ran and terminated successfully.
    • Failed - The experiment ran and terminated with an error.
    • Aborted - The experiment ran and was manually or programmatically terminated.
    • Published - The experiment is not running, it is preserved as read-only.

Step 3: Hide the Defaults Column#

Customize the columns on the tracking leaderboard by hiding any of the default columns shown below.

To select the defaults, do the following:

  1. Click settings.

  2. Select / clear any combination of the default columns from the following:

    • TYPE - The type of experiment: training, testing, or other, depending on the types of experiments in the project.
    • NAME - The name of the experiment.
    • STATUS - The status of the experiment.
    • PROJECT - The project name.
    • USER - The user creating or running the experiment.
    • STARTED - The elapsed time since the experiment started running.
    • UPDATED - The elapsed time since the experiment update.
    • ITERATION - The last iteration of the experiment. For experiments with a status of Running, this is the most recent iteration. For Completed, Aborted, and Failed experiments, this is the final iteration.

Step 4: Show Metrics or Hyperparameters#

The leaderboard can contain any combination of metrics and hyperparameters. For each metric, choose whether to view the last (most recent), minimum, and / or maximum values.

To select metrics or hyperparameters:

  1. Click settings.
  2. For metrics, click + METRIC, expand a metric category, and then select the metric checkboxes of those to show in the leaderboard, and select the metric values (min / max / last).
  3. For hyperparameters, click + HYPER PARAMETERS, and then select the hyperparameter checkboxes of those to show in the leaderboard.

Step 5: Enable Auto Refresh#

Auto refresh allows monitoring the progress of experiments in real time. It is enabled by default.

To enable / disable auto refresh:

  • Hover over refresh and then check / uncheck the Auto Refresh checkbox.

Step 6: Save the Tracking Leaderboard#

The URL for ClearML Web UI now contains parameters and values for the customized leaderboard. Bookmark it to be able to return to the leaderboard and monitor the experiments.

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Share the leaderboard with another user by copying and sharing the URL.