Post-Training Optimization Tool Installation Guide

## Prerequisites

The minimum and the recommended requirements to run the Post-training Optimization Tool are the same as in OpenVINO™.

## Install and Set Up Post-Training Optimization Tool

In the instructions below, <INSTALL_DIR> is the directory where the Intel® distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit is installed. Post-training Optimization Tool (POT) is distributed as a part of the OpenVINO™ release package, and to use POT as a command-line tool, you need to install OpenVINO™ as well as POT dependencies, namely Model Optimizer and Accuracy Checker. POT source files are available from the <INSTALL_DIR>/deployment_tools/tools/post_training_optimization_toolkit directory after the OpenVINO™ installation. It is recommended to create a separate Python* environment before installing the OpenVINO™ and its components. To set up the POT in your environment, follow the steps below.

### Set up the Model Optimizer and Accuracy Checker components

• To set up the Model Optimizer:
1. Go to <INSTALL_DIR>/deployment_tools/model_optimizer/install_prerequisites.
2. Run the script to configure the Model Optimizer:
sudo ./install_prerequisites.sh
3. To verify that the Model Optimizer is installed, run <INSTALL_DIR>/deployment_tools/model_optimizer/mo.py -h.
• To set up the Accuracy Checker:
1. Go to <INSTALL_DIR>/deployment_tools/open_model_zoo/tools/accuracy_checker.
2. Run the setup.py script:
python3 setup.py install
3. Now the Accuracy Checker is available in the command line by the accuracy_check alias. To verify it, run accuracy_check -h.

### Set up the POT

1. Go to <INSTALL_DIR>/deployment_tools/tools/post_training_optimization_toolkit.
2. Run the setup.py script:

python3 setup.py install

In order to enable advanced algorithms such as the Tree-Structured Parzen Estimator (TPE) based optimization, add the following flag to the installation command:

python3 setup.py install --install-extras
3. Now the POT is available in the command line by the pot alias. To verify it, run pot -h.