Fix Python – TensorFlow, “‘module’ object has no attribute ‘placeholder'”


Asked By – user3023715

I’ve been trying to use tensorflow for two days now installing and reinstalling it over and over again in python2.7 and 3.4. No matter what I do, I get this error message when trying to use tensorflow.placeholder()

It’s very boilerplate code:

tf_in = tf.placeholder("float", [None, A]) # Features

No matter what I do I always get the trace back:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/willim/PycharmProjects/tensorflow/", line 2, in <module>
    import tensorflow as tf
  File "/home/willim/PycharmProjects/tensorflow/", line 53, in <module>
    tf_in = tf.placeholder("float", [None, A]) # Features
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'placeholder'

Anyone know how I can fix this?

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It happened to me too. I had tensorflow and it was working pretty well, but when I install tensorflow-gpu along side the previous tensorflow this error arose then I did these 3 steps and it started working with no problem:

  1. I removed tensorflow-gpu, tensorflow, tensorflow-base packages from Anaconda. Using.

conda remove tensorflow-gpu tensorflow tensorflow-base

  1. re-installed tensorflow. Using

conda install tensorflow

This question is answered By – farnaz jazayeri

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