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Inserts a dimension of 1 into a tensor's shape.

Given a tensor input, this operation inserts a dimension of 1 at the dimension index axis of input's shape. The dimension index axis starts at zero; if you specify a negative number for axis it is counted backward from the end.

This operation is useful if you want to add a batch dimension to a single element. For example, if you have a single image of shape [height, width, channels], you can make it a batch of 1 image with expand_dims(image, 0), which will make the shape [1, height, width, channels].

Other examples:

# 't' is a tensor of shape [2]
shape(expand_dims(t, 0)) ==> [1, 2]
shape(expand_dims(t, 1)) ==> [2, 1]
shape(expand_dims(t, -1)) ==> [2, 1]

# 't2' is a tensor of shape [2, 3, 5]
shape(expand_dims(t2, 0)) ==> [1, 2, 3, 5]
shape(expand_dims(t2, 2)) ==> [2, 3, 1, 5]
shape(expand_dims(t2, 3)) ==> [2, 3, 5, 1]

This operation requires that:

-1-input.dims() <= dim <= input.dims()

This operation is related to squeeze(), which removes dimensions of size 1.

input A Tensor.
axis A Tensor. Must be one of the following types: int32, int64. 0-D (scalar). Specifies the dimension index at which to expand the shape of input. Must be in the range [-rank(input) - 1, rank(input)].
name A name for the operation (optional).
A Tensor. Has the same type as input.

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