Difference between Variable and get_variable in TensorFlow

I’d recommend to always use tf.get_variable(...) — it will make it way easier to refactor your code if you need to share variables at any time, e.g. in a multi-gpu setting (see the multi-gpu CIFAR example). There is no downside to it.

Pure tf.Variable is lower-level; at some point tf.get_variable() did not exist so some code still uses the low-level way.

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