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Align tokenizer with mistral-common (#120)
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license: apache-2.0
  - finetuned
pipeline_tag: text-generation
inference: true
  - messages:
      - role: user
        content: What is your favorite condiment?

Model Card for Mistral-7B-Instruct-v0.1

Encode and Decode with mistral_common

from mistral_common.tokens.tokenizers.mistral import MistralTokenizer
from mistral_common.protocol.instruct.messages import UserMessage
from mistral_common.protocol.instruct.request import ChatCompletionRequest
mistral_models_path = "MISTRAL_MODELS_PATH"
tokenizer = MistralTokenizer.v1()
completion_request = ChatCompletionRequest(messages=[UserMessage(content="Explain Machine Learning to me in a nutshell.")])
tokens = tokenizer.encode_chat_completion(completion_request).tokens

Inference with mistral_inference

from mistral_inference.model import Transformer
from mistral_inference.generate import generate

model = Transformer.from_folder(mistral_models_path)
out_tokens, _ = generate([tokens], model, max_tokens=64, temperature=0.0, eos_id=tokenizer.instruct_tokenizer.tokenizer.eos_id)

result = tokenizer.decode(out_tokens[0])


Inference with hugging face transformers

from transformers import AutoModelForCausalLM
model = AutoModelForCausalLM.from_pretrained("mistralai/Mistral-7B-Instruct-v0.1")"cuda")
generated_ids = model.generate(tokens, max_new_tokens=1000, do_sample=True)

# decode with mistral tokenizer
result = tokenizer.decode(generated_ids[0].tolist())

PRs to correct the transformers tokenizer so that it gives 1-to-1 the same results as the mistral_common reference implementation are very welcome!

The Mistral-7B-Instruct-v0.1 Large Language Model (LLM) is a instruct fine-tuned version of the Mistral-7B-v0.1 generative text model using a variety of publicly available conversation datasets.

For full details of this model please read our paper and release blog post.

Instruction format

In order to leverage instruction fine-tuning, your prompt should be surrounded by [INST] and [/INST] tokens. The very first instruction should begin with a begin of sentence id. The next instructions should not. The assistant generation will be ended by the end-of-sentence token id.


text = "<s>[INST] What is your favourite condiment? [/INST]"
"Well, I'm quite partial to a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice. It adds just the right amount of zesty flavour to whatever I'm cooking up in the kitchen!</s> "
"[INST] Do you have mayonnaise recipes? [/INST]"

This format is available as a chat template via the apply_chat_template() method:

from transformers import AutoModelForCausalLM, AutoTokenizer

device = "cuda" # the device to load the model onto

model = AutoModelForCausalLM.from_pretrained("mistralai/Mistral-7B-Instruct-v0.1")
tokenizer = AutoTokenizer.from_pretrained("mistralai/Mistral-7B-Instruct-v0.1")

messages = [
    {"role": "user", "content": "What is your favourite condiment?"},
    {"role": "assistant", "content": "Well, I'm quite partial to a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice. It adds just the right amount of zesty flavour to whatever I'm cooking up in the kitchen!"},
    {"role": "user", "content": "Do you have mayonnaise recipes?"}

encodeds = tokenizer.apply_chat_template(messages, return_tensors="pt")

model_inputs =

generated_ids = model.generate(model_inputs, max_new_tokens=1000, do_sample=True)
decoded = tokenizer.batch_decode(generated_ids)

Model Architecture

This instruction model is based on Mistral-7B-v0.1, a transformer model with the following architecture choices:

  • Grouped-Query Attention
  • Sliding-Window Attention
  • Byte-fallback BPE tokenizer


  • If you see the following error:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 1, in
File "/transformers/models/auto/", line 482, in from_pretrained
config, kwargs = AutoConfig.from_pretrained(
File "/transformers/models/auto/", line 1022, in from_pretrained
config_class = CONFIG_MAPPING[config_dict["model_type"]]
File "/transformers/models/auto/", line 723, in getitem
raise KeyError(key)
KeyError: 'mistral'

Installing transformers from source should solve the issue pip install git+

This should not be required after transformers-v4.33.4.


The Mistral 7B Instruct model is a quick demonstration that the base model can be easily fine-tuned to achieve compelling performance. It does not have any moderation mechanisms. We're looking forward to engaging with the community on ways to make the model finely respect guardrails, allowing for deployment in environments requiring moderated outputs.

The Mistral AI Team

Albert Jiang, Alexandre Sablayrolles, Arthur Mensch, Chris Bamford, Devendra Singh Chaplot, Diego de las Casas, Florian Bressand, Gianna Lengyel, Guillaume Lample, Lélio Renard Lavaud, Lucile Saulnier, Marie-Anne Lachaux, Pierre Stock, Teven Le Scao, Thibaut Lavril, Thomas Wang, Timothée Lacroix, William El Sayed.