You will need the following whether you plan to use the toolbox only or to retrain the models.
pip install -r requirements.txt to install the necessary packages. Additionally you will need PyTorch (>=1.0.1).
A GPU is mandatory, but you don’t necessarily need a high tier GPU if you only want to use the toolbox.
Download the latest here.
Before you download any dataset, you can begin by testing your configuration with:
If all tests pass, you’re good to go.
For playing with the toolbox alone, I only recommend downloading
LibriSpeech/train-clean-100. Extract the contents as
<datasets_root> is a directory of your choosing. Other datasets are supported in the toolbox, see here. You’re free not to download any dataset, but then you will need your own data as audio files or you will have to record it with the toolbox.
You can then try the toolbox:
python demo_toolbox.py -d <datasets_root>
depending on whether you downloaded any datasets. If you are running an X-server or if you have the error
Aborted (core dumped), see this issue.