# A first look at torch for R

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In this post, I explore torch – a package for R that mirrors the PyTorch framework for deep learning.
Motivation I’ve been a bit reluctant to join in on the deep learning hype for some time. Much of this I attribute to my lack of enthusiasm toward Python frameworks for deep learning. Don’t get me wrong. Tensorflow + Keras offers an intuitive API for neural nets, but can I just be frank and say I like R better for everything else?
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