NuGet Package

Overview

The CNTK NuGet package is a NuGet package containing the necessary libraries and assemblies to enable .NET and Windows C++ applications to perform CNTK model evaluation. There are 3 NuGet packages:

Installation

The package may be obtained through the NuGet Package Manager inside Visual Studio by searching for "CNTK", or downloaded directly from nuget.org:

The current version is 2.6.0.

The CNTK NuGet packages may be installed on a Visual C++, .NET(C#, VB.Net, F#, ...), or UWP projects. The NuGet package contains both debug and release versions of C++ library and DLLs, and the release version of C# assembly and its dependent DLLs. Once installed the project will contain a reference to the managed DLL and the required dependent binary libraries will be copied to the output directory after building the project.

For instructions on how to install a NuGet package, please refer to the NuGet documentation at: https://docs.nuget.org/consume/installing-nuget

Current Release

The current release of CNTK Eval NuGet Packages support the following interfaces

Linux

There is a Linux equivalent set of libraries (albeit not available through NuGet) that enables CNTK model evaluations in Linux using C++. Refer to the CNTK Evaluation on Linux page for details.

Legacy applications using CNTK EvalDLL interface

For applications that are still using CNTK EvalDLL interface, which only supports the model-v1 format, please use the Microsoft.Research.CNTK.CpuEval-mkl NuGet package: