[D] Converting HuggingFace GPT2 Models to Tensorflow 1.x
> HuggingFace Transformers is a wonderful suite of tools for working with transformer models in both Tensorflow 2.x and Pytorch. However, many tools are still written against the original TF 1.x code published by OpenAI. Unfortunately, the model format is different between the TF 2.x models and the original code, which makes it difficult to use models trained on the new code with the old code. There are many tools for converting the old format to TF 2.x and Pytorch, but not vice versa. In this blog post, I will share the (frustrating) process of getting the conversion to work.