Marks the given module method as a helper method that needn’t be wrapped.

Methods wrapped in @nowrap are private helper methods that needn’t be wrapped with the state handler or a separate named_call transform.

This is needed in several concrete instances:
  • if you’re subclassing a method like Module.param and don’t want this overriden core function decorated with the state management wrapper.

  • If you want a method to be callable from an unbound Module (e.g.: a function of construction of arguments that doesn’t depend on params/RNGs). If you want to learn more about how Flax Modules manage their state read the [The Flax Module lifecycle](https://flax.readthedocs.io/en/latest/developer_notes/module_lifecycle.html) guide.

For instance:

>>> import flax.linen as nn
>>> import jax, jax.numpy as jnp

>>> class Foo(nn.Module):
...   num_features: int

...   @nn.nowrap
...   def _make_dense(self, num_features):
...     return nn.Dense(num_features)

...   @nn.compact
...   def __call__(self, x):
...     # now safe to use constructor helper even if using named_call
...     dense = self._make_dense(self.num_features)
...     return dense(x)

fun – The Module method to mark as nowrap.


The given function fun marked as nowrap.