OpenMMLab YOLO series toolbox and benchmark

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MMYOLO is an open source toolbox for YOLO series algorithms based on PyTorch and MMDetection. It is a part of the OpenMMLab project.

The master branch works with PyTorch 1.6+.

Major features
  • Unified and convenient benchmark

    MMYOLO unifies the implementation of modules in various YOLO algorithms and provides a unified benchmark. Users can compare and analyze in a fair and convenient way.

  • Rich and detailed documentation

    MMYOLO provides rich documentation for getting started, model deployment, advanced usages, and algorithm analysis, making it easy for users at different levels to get started and make extensions quickly.

  • Modular Design

    MMYOLO decomposes the framework into different components where users can easily customize a model by combining different modules with various training and testing strategies.

BaseModule The figure is contributed by RangeKing@GitHub, thank you very much!

What's New

v0.1.0 was released on 21/9/2022:

  • Unified component interfaces based on OpenMMLab 2.0 and MMDetection 3.0
  • Support YOLOv5/YOLOX training, support YOLOv6 inference. Deployment will be supported soon.
  • Refactored YOLOX from MMDetection to accelerate training and inference.
  • Detailed introduction and advanced tutorials are provided, see the English tutorial.

For release history and update details, please refer to changelog.


MMYOLO relies on PyTorch, MMCV, MMEngine, and MMDetection. Below are quick steps for installation. Please refer to the Install Guide for more detailed instructions.

conda create -n open-mmlab python=3.8 pytorch==1.10.1 torchvision==0.11.2 cudatoolkit=11.3 -c pytorch -y
conda activate open-mmlab
pip install openmim
mim install mmengine
mim install "mmcv>=2.0.0rc1"
mim install "mmdet>=3.0.0rc0"
# for albumentations
pip install -r requirements/albu.txt
git clone https://github.com/open-mmlab/mmyolo.git
cd mmyolo
mim install -e .


MMYOLO is based on MMDetection and adopts the same code structure and design approach. To get better use of this, please read MMDetection Overview for the first understanding of MMDetection.

The usage of MMYOLO is almost identical to MMDetection and all tutorials are straightforward to use, you can also learn about MMDetection User Guide and Advanced Guide.

For different parts from MMDetection, we have also prepared user guides and advanced guides, please read our documentation.

Overview of Benchmark and Model Zoo

Results and models are available in the model zoo.

Supported Algorithms
Module Components
Backbones Necks Loss Common
  • YOLOv5CSPDarknet
  • YOLOXCSPDarknet
  • EfficientRep
  • IoULoss


Please refer to the FAQ for frequently asked questions.


We appreciate all contributions to improving MMYOLO. Ongoing projects can be found in our GitHub Projects. Welcome community users to participate in these projects. Please refer to CONTRIBUTING.md for the contributing guideline.


MMYOLO is an open source project that is contributed by researchers and engineers from various colleges and companies. We appreciate all the contributors who implement their methods or add new features, as well as users who give valuable feedback. We wish that the toolbox and benchmark could serve the growing research community by providing a flexible toolkit to reimplement existing methods and develop their own new detectors.


If you find this project useful in your research, please consider cite:

    title={{MMYOLO: OpenMMLab YOLO} series toolbox and benchmark},
    author={MMYOLO Contributors},
    howpublished = {\url{https://github.com/open-mmlab/mmyolo}},


This project is released under the GPL 3.0 license.

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