## Issue

I just started working with keras and noticed that there are two layers with very similar names for max-pooling: `MaxPool`

and `MaxPooling`

. I was surprised that I couldn’t find the difference between these two on Google; so I am wondering what the difference is between the two if any.

## Solution

**They are the same**… You can test it on your own

```
import numpy as np
import tensorflow as tf
from tensorflow.keras.layers import *
# create dummy data
X = np.random.uniform(0,1, (32,5,3)).astype(np.float32)
pool1 = MaxPool1D()(X)
pool2 = MaxPooling1D()(X)
tf.reduce_all(pool1 == pool2) # True
```

I used 1D max-pooling but the same is valid for all the pooling operations (2D, 3D, avg, global pooling)

Answered By – Marco Cerliani

Answer Checked By – David Marino (Easybugfix Volunteer)