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Pro Easy switch between CPU and GPU
It takes little more than a type cast of your inputs to go from CPU to GPU computation.
Pro Lots of easy to combine modular pieces
Torch is a very modular framework. As such, you can choose which modules you need to implement and which modules to eliminate from your solution.
Con Not easily accessible to the academic community
Being written in Lua instead of the more widely used Python, it's not as accessible to academics as other solutions which are implemented in Python. With Python being one of the most widely used languages in scientific computing.