Renate: A library for real-world continual learning


Continual learning enables the incremental training of machine learning models on non-stationary data streams.While academic interest in the topic is high, there is little indication of the use of state-of-the-art continual learning algorithms in practical machine learning deployment. This paper presents Renate, a continual learning library designed to build real-world updating pipelines for PyTorch models. We discuss requirements for the use of continual learning algorithms in practice, from which we derive design principles for Renate. We give a high-level description of the library components and interfaces. Finally, we showcase the strengths of the library by presenting experimental results. Renate may be found at

2023 Continual Learning in Computer Vision (CLCV) workshop at CVPR 2023