🤗 Transformers has a centralized logging system, so that you can setup the verbosity of the library easily.

Currently the default verbosity of the library is WARNING.

To change the level of verbosity, just use one of the direct setters. For instance, here is how to change the verbosity to the INFO level.

import transformers

You can also use the environment variable TRANSFORMERS_VERBOSITY to override the default verbosity. You can set it to one of the following: debug, info, warning, error, critical. For example:

TRANSFORMERS_VERBOSITY=error ./myprogram.py

All the methods of this logging module are documented below, the main ones are transformers.logging.get_verbosity() to get the current level of verbosity in the logger and transformers.logging.set_verbosity() to set the verbosity to the level of your choice. In order (from the least verbose to the most verbose), those levels (with their corresponding int values in parenthesis) are:

  • transformers.logging.CRITICAL or transformers.logging.FATAL (int value, 50): only report the most critical errors.

  • transformers.logging.ERROR (int value, 40): only report errors.

  • transformers.logging.WARNING or transformers.logging.WARN (int value, 30): only reports error and warnings. This the default level used by the library.

  • transformers.logging.INFO (int value, 20): reports error, warnings and basic information.

  • transformers.logging.DEBUG (int value, 10): report all information.

Base setters


Set the verbosity to the ERROR level.


Set the verbosity to the WARNING level.


Set the verbosity to the INFO level.


Set the verbosity to the DEBUG level.

Other functions

transformers.logging.get_verbosity() → int

Return the current level for the 🤗 Transformers’s root logger as an int.


The logging level.

Return type



🤗 Transformers has following logging levels:

  • 50: transformers.logging.CRITICAL or transformers.logging.FATAL

  • 40: transformers.logging.ERROR

  • 30: transformers.logging.WARNING or transformers.logging.WARN

  • 20: transformers.logging.INFO

  • 10: transformers.logging.DEBUG

transformers.logging.set_verbosity(verbosity: int) → None

Set the vebosity level for the 🤗 Transformers’s root logger.


verbosity (int) –

Logging level, e.g., one of:

  • transformers.logging.CRITICAL or transformers.logging.FATAL

  • transformers.logging.ERROR

  • transformers.logging.WARNING or transformers.logging.WARN

  • transformers.logging.INFO

  • transformers.logging.DEBUG

transformers.logging.get_logger(name: Optional[str] = None) → logging.Logger

Return a logger with the specified name.

This function is not supposed to be directly accessed unless you are writing a custom transformers module.

transformers.logging.enable_explicit_format() → None

Enable explicit formatting for every HuggingFace Transformers’s logger. The explicit formatter is as follows:


All handlers currently bound to the root logger are affected by this method.

transformers.logging.reset_format() → None

Resets the formatting for HuggingFace Transformers’s loggers.

All handlers currently bound to the root logger are affected by this method.