class mindspore.ops.MaxPool(kernel_size=1, strides=1, pad_mode='valid', data_format='NCHW')[source]

Max pooling operation.

Applies a 2D max pooling over an input Tensor which can be regarded as a composition of 2D planes.

Typically the input is of shape \((N_{in}, C_{in}, H_{in}, W_{in})\), MaxPool outputs regional maximum in the \((H_{in}, W_{in})\)-dimension. Given kernel size \(ks = (h_{ker}, w_{ker})\) and stride \(s = (s_0, s_1)\), the operation is as follows.

\[\text{output}(N_i, C_j, h, w) = \max_{m=0, \ldots, h_{ker}-1} \max_{n=0, \ldots, w_{ker}-1} \text{input}(N_i, C_j, s_0 \times h + m, s_1 \times w + n)\]
  • kernel_size (Union[int, tuple[int]]) – The size of kernel used to take the maximum value, is an int number that represents height and width of the kernel, or a tuple of two int numbers that represent height and width respectively. Default: 1.

  • strides (Union[int, tuple[int]]) – The distance of kernel moving, an int number that represents not only the height of movement but also the width of movement, or a tuple of two int numbers that represent height and width of movement respectively. Default: 1.

  • pad_mode (str) –

    The optional value of pad mode is “same” or “valid”. Default: “valid”.

    • same: Adopts the way of completion. The height and width of the output will be the same as the input. The total number of padding will be calculated in horizontal and vertical directions and evenly distributed to top, bottom, left and right if possible. Otherwise, the last extra padding will be done from the bottom and the right side.

    • valid: Adopts the way of discarding. The possible largest height and width of output will be returned without padding. Extra pixels will be discarded.

  • data_format (str) – The optional value for data format, is ‘NHWC’ or ‘NCHW’. Default: ‘NCHW’.

  • x (Tensor) - Tensor of shape \((N, C_{in}, H_{in}, W_{in})\).


Tensor, with shape \((N, C_{out}, H_{out}, W_{out})\).

  • TypeError – If kernel_size or strides is neither int nor tuple.

  • ValueError – If pad_mode is neither ‘valid’ nor ‘same’ with not case sensitive.

  • ValueError – If data_format is neither ‘NCHW’ nor ‘NHWC’.

  • ValueError – If kernel_size or strides is less than 1.

  • ValueError – If length of shape of input is not equal to 4.

Supported Platforms:

Ascend GPU CPU


>>> x = Tensor(np.arange(1 * 3 * 3 * 4).reshape((1, 3, 3, 4)), mindspore.float32)
>>> maxpool_op = ops.MaxPool(pad_mode="VALID", kernel_size=2, strides=1)
>>> output = maxpool_op(x)
>>> print(output)
[[[[ 5.  6.  7.]
   [ 9. 10. 11.]]
  [[17. 18. 19.]
   [21. 22. 23.]]
  [[29. 30. 31.]
   [33. 34. 35.]]]]