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I'm trying to understand the structure of the custom recurrent policy introduced in the documentation of the Stable Baselines:

How exactly is the Lstm NN constructed? (check code below)

From what I understood from the documentation: in this case net_arch=[8, 'lstm'] means that before the LsTm there is an NN with hidden layers of size 8.
A crude illustration would be:

observation (input) -> 8 hidden nodes -> Lstm -> action (output)

Let's say, I want to construct the following Network:

observation -> hidden layer of 8 nodes -> hidden layer of 16 nodes -> Lstm -> hidden layer of 16 nodes -> output layer (outputs: from policy and value network)

Would I have to write: net_arch=[8,16, 'lstm',16]? Is this correct? Also, what exactly does it mean feature_extractor='mlp']?

    class CustomLSTMPolicy(LstmPolicy):
    def __init__(self, sess, ob_space, ac_space, n_env, n_steps, n_batch, n_lstm=64, reuse=False, **_kwargs):
        super().__init__(sess, ob_space, ac_space, n_env, n_steps, n_batch, n_lstm, reuse,
                         net_arch=[8, 'lstm', dict(vf=[5, 10], pi=[10])],
                         layer_norm=True, feature_extraction="mlp", **_kwargs)```
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  • $\begingroup$ This seems to be just a question about a specific library/implementation, so this is would be considered only a programming issue, so it would be off-topic here. Programming questions are more suitable for Stack Overflow. Take a look at ai.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic for more info. $\endgroup$ – nbro Dec 16 '20 at 15:17
  • $\begingroup$ ok thanks for your comment, i will try stack overflow then! $\endgroup$ – HELP Dec 16 '20 at 16:40

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