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Change Log#

NetKet 3.13 (⚙️ In development)#

New Features#

  • Added the function netket.jax.tree_norm() to compute the L-p norm of a PyTree, interpreted as a vector of values, without concatenating or ravelling the leaves #1819.

  • The default value of n_discard_per_chain has been changed to 5, which is a more reasonable number in most cases. It might be low for some applications.

  • The sampler netket.sampler.MetropolisSampler and all its derivatives now support chunking for the evaluation of the wavefunction at every Metropolis step #1828.

Deprecations#

  • Following the discovery and fix of the Parallel Tempering bugs, netket.experimental.sampler.MetropolisPt and related samplers have been stabilised, so they should be constructed with netket.sampler.ParallelTemperingSampler #1803.

Improvements#

  • Drivers now always log Monte Carlo acceptance if you are using a Monte Carlo sampler #1816.

  • netket.sampler.rules.ExchangeRule now only proposes exchanges where the local degrees of freedom changes #1815.

  • All solvers within netket.optimizer.solver now automatically return a partial capturing keyword arguments such as rtol and rcond if called with only the keyword arguments. This can be used to more easily set those optimizer options when constructing the solver to be passed to SR or other algorithms #1817.

NetKet 3.12.1 (Thursday 30 May)#

NetKet 3.12 (💫 13 May 2024)#

New Features#

  • Discrete Hilbert spaces now use a special nk.utils.StaticRange object to store the local values that label the local degree of freedom. This special object is jax friendly and can be converted to arrays, and allows for easy conversion from the local degrees of freedom to integers that can be used to index into arrays, and back. While those objects are not really used internally yet, in the future they will be used to simplify the implementations of operators and other objects #1732.

  • Some utilities to time execution of training loop are now provided, that can be used to coarsely see what part of the algorithm is dominating the training cost. To use it, pass driver.run(..., timeit=True) to all drivers when running them.

  • Added several new tensor network ansatze to the nk.models.tensor_networks namespace. Those also replace previous tensor network implementations, that were de-facto broken #1745.

  • Add jax implementation of Bose Hubbard Operator, named netket.operator.BoseHubbardJax and split numba implementation in a separate class #1773.

  • NetKet now automatically sets the visible GPUs when running under MPI with GPUs, by enumerating local GPUs and setting jax_default_device according to some local rank. This behaviour should allow users to not have to specify CUDA_VISIBLE_DEVICES and local mpi ranks on their scripts. This behaviour is only activated when running using MPI, and not used when using experimental sharding mode. To disable this functionality, set NETKET_MPI_AUTODETECT_LOCAL_GPU=0 #1757.

  • netket.experimental.models.Slater2nd now implements also the generalized hartree fock, as well as the restricted and unrestricted HF of before #1765.

  • A new variational state computing the sum of multiple slater determinants has been added, named nk.experimental.models.MultiSlater2nd. This state has the same options of Slater2nd #1765.

  • Support for jax>=0.4.27 #1801.

Breaking Changes#

  • The out keyword of Discrete Hilbert indexing methods (all_states, numbers_to_states and states_to_numbers) deprecated in the last release has been removed completely #1722.

  • The Homogeneous Hilbert spaces now must store the list of valid local values for the states with a nk.utils.StaticRange objects instead of list of floats. The constructors have been updated accordingly. StaticRange is a range-like object that is jax-compatible and from now on should be used to index into local hilbert spaces #1732.

  • The numbers_to_states and states_to_numbers methods of netket.hilbert.DiscreteHilbert must now be jax jittable. Custom Hilbert spaces using non-jittable functions have to be adapted by including a jax.pure_callback() in the numbers_to_states/states_to_numbers member functions #1748.

  • chunk_size must be set to an integer and will error immediately otherwise. This might break some code, but in general should give more informative error messages overall #1798.

Deprecations#

  • The method netket.nn.states_to_numbers() is now deprecated. Please use numbers_to_states() directly.

Improvements#

  • Rewrite the code for generating random states of netket.hilbert.Fock and netket.hilbert.Spin in Jax and jit the init and reset functions of netket.sampler.MetropolisSampler for better performance and improved compatibility with sharding #1721.

  • Rewrite netket.hilbert.index used by HomogeneousHilbert (including Spin and Fock) so that larger spaces with a sum constraint can be indexed. This can be useful for netket.sampler.Exactsampler, netket.vqs.FullSumState as well as for ED calculations #1720.

  • Duplicating a netket.vqs.MCState now leads to perfectly deterministic, identical samples between two different copies of the same MCState even if the sampler is changed. Previously, duplicating an MCState and changing the sampler on two copies of the same state would lead to some completely random seed being used and therefore different samples to be generated. This change is needed to eventually achieve proper checkpointing of our calculations #1778.

  • The methods converting Jax Operators to another kind (such as LocalOperators to PauliOperators) will return the Jax version of those operators if available #1781.

  • Parallel Tempering samplers netket.experimental.sampler.MetropolisPt now accept a distribution (lin or log) for the distribution of the temperatures, or a custom array #1786.

Finalized Deprecations#

  • Removed module function netket.sampler.sample_next that was deprecated in NetKet 3.3 (December 2021) #17XX.

Internal changes#

  • Initialize the MetropolisSamplerState in a way that avoids recompilation when using sharding #1776.

  • Wrap several functions in the samplers and operators with a shard_map to avoid unnecessary collective communication when doing batched indexing of sharded arrays #1777.

  • Callbacks are now Pytree and can be flattened/unflatted and serialized with flax #1666.

Bug Fixes#

  • Fixed the gradient of variational states w.r.t. complex parameters which was missing a factor of 2. The learning rate needs to be halved to reproduce simulations made with previous versions of NetKet #1785.

  • Fixed the bug #1791. where MetropolisHamiltonian with jax operators was leaking tracers and crashing #1792.

  • The bug in Parallel Tempering samplers was found and they have now been fixed. In short, usages until now were most likely returning garbage samples, but not anymore! #1769.

NetKet 3.11.3 (🐟 2 April 2024)#

Bugfix release addressing the following issues:

  • Fixes a bug where the conjugate of a fermionic operator was the conjugate-transpose, and the hermitian transpose .H was the identity. This could break code relying on complex-valued fermionic operators #1743.

  • Fixed a bug when converting jax operators to qutip format #1749.

  • Fixed an internal bug of netket.utils.struct.Pytree, where the cached properties’s cache was not cleared when replace was used to copy and modify the Pytree #1750.

  • Update upper bound on optax to optax<0.3, following the release of optax 0.2 #1751.

  • Support QuTiP 5, released in march 2024 #1762.

NetKet 3.11.2 (27 february 2024)#

Bugfix release to solve the following issues:

  • Fix error thrown in repr method of error thrown in TDVP integrators.

  • Fix repr error of nk.sampler.rules.MultipleRules #1729.

  • Solve an issue with RK Integrators that could not be initialised with integer t0 initial time if dt was a float, as well as a wrong repr method leading to uncomprehensible stacktraces #1736.

NetKet 3.11.1 (19 february 2024)#

Bugfix release to solve two issues:

  • Fix reset_chains=True does not work in NETKET_EXPERIMENTAL_SHARDING mode #1727.

  • Fix unsolvable deprecation warning when using DoubledHilbert #1728.

NetKet 3.11 (~💘 16 february 2024)#

This release supports Python 3.12 through the latest release of Numba, introduces several new jax-compatible operators and adds a new experimental way to distribute calculations among multiple GPUs without using MPI.

We have a few breaking changes as well: deprecations that were issued more than 18 months ago have now been finalized, most notable the dtype argument to several models and layers, some keywords to GCNN and setting the number of chains of exact samplers.

New Features#

  • Recurrent neural networks and layers have been added to nkx.models and nkx.nn #1305.

  • Added experimental support for running NetKet on multiple jax devices (as an alternative to MPI). It is enabled by setting the environment variable/configuration flag NETKET_EXPERIMENTAL_SHARDING=1. Parallelization is achieved by distributing the Markov chains / samples equally across all available devices utilizing jax.Array sharding. On GPU multi-node setups are supported via jax.distribued, whereas on CPU it is limited to a single process but several threads can be used by setting XLA_FLAGS='--xla_force_host_platform_device_count=XX' #1511.

  • netket.experimental.operator.FermionOperator2nd is a new Jax-compatible implementation of fermionic operators. It can also be constructed starting from a standard fermionic operator by calling operator.to_jax_operator(), or used in combination with pyscf converters#1675,#1684.

  • netket.operator.LocalOperatorJax is a new Jax-compatible implementation of local operators. It can also be constructed starting from a standard operator by calling operator.to_jax_operator() #1654.

  • The logger interface has been formalised and documented in the abstract base class netket.logging.AbstractLog #1665.

  • The ParticleExchange sampler and corresponding rule ParticleExchangeRule has been added, which special cases ExchangeSampler to fermionic spaces in order to avoid proposing moves where the two site exchanged have the same population #1683.

Breaking Changes#

  • The netket.models.Jastrow wave-function now only has \(N (N-1)\) variational parameters, instead of the \(N^2\) redundant ones it had before. Saving and loading format has now changed and won’t be compatible with previous versions#1664.

  • Finalize deprecations of some old methods in nk.sampler namespace (see original commit 1f77ad8267e16fe8b2b2641d1d48a0e7ae94832e)

  • Finalize deprecations of 2D input to DenseSymm layers, which now turn into error and extra_bias option of Equivariant Networks/GCNNs (see original commit c61ea542e9d0f3e899d87a7471dea96d4f6b152d)

  • Finalize deprecations of very old input/properties to Lattices 0f6f520da9cb6afcd2361dd6fd029e7ad6a2693e)

  • Finalie the deprecation for dtype= attribute of several modules in nk.nn and nk.models, which has been printing an error since April 2022. You should update usages of dtype= to param_dtype= #1724

Deprecations#

  • MetropolisSampler.n_sweeps has been renamed to sweep_size for clarity. Using n_sweeps when constructing the sampler now throws a deprecation warning; sweep_size should be used instead going forward #1657.

  • Samplers and metropolis rules defined as netket.utils.struct.dataclass() are deprecated because the base class is now a netket.utils.struct.Pytree. The only change needed is to remove the dataclass decorator and define a standard init method #1653.

  • The out keyword of Discrete Hilbert indexing methods (all_states, numbers_to_states and states_to_numbers) is deprecated and will be removed in the next release. Plan ahead and remove usages to avoid breaking your code 3 months from now #1725!

Internal changes#

  • A new class netket.utils.struct.Pytree, can be used to create Pytrees for which inheritance autoamtically works and for which it is possible to define __init__. Several structures such as samplers and rules have been transitioned to this new interface instead of old style @struct.dataclass #1653.

  • The FermionOperator2nd and related classes now store the constant diagonal shift as another term instead of a completely special cased scalar value. The same operators now also respect the cutoff keyword argument more strictly #1686.

  • Dtypes of the matrix elements of operators are now handled more correctly, and fewer warnings are raised when running NetKet in X32 mode. Moreover, operators like Ising now default to floating point dtype even if the coefficients are integers #1697.

Bug Fixes#

  • Support multiplication of Discrete Operators by Sparse arrays #1661.

NetKet 3.10.2 (14 november 2023)#

Bug Fixes#

NetKet 3.10.1 (8 november 2023)#

Bug Fixes#

NetKet 3.10 (🥶 7 november 2023)#

The highlights of this version are a new experimental driver to optimise networks with millions of parameters using SR, and introduces new utility functions to convert a pyscf molecule to a netket Hamiltonian.

Read below for a more detailed changelog

New Features#

Breaking changes#

  • netket.experimental.hilbert.SpinOrbitalFermions attributes have been changed: n_fermions now always returns an integer with the total number of fermions in the system (if specified). A new attribute n_fermions_per_spin has been introduced that returns the same tuple of fermion number per spin subsector as before. A few fields are now marked as read-only as modifications where ignored #1622.

  • The netket.nn.blocks.SymmExpSum layer is now normalised by the number of elements in the symmetry group in order to maintain a reasonable normalisation #1624.

  • The labelling of spin sectors in netket.experimental.operator.fermion.create() and similar operators has now changed from the eigenvalue of the spin operator (\(\pm 1/2\) and so on) to the eigenvalue of the Pauli matrices (\(\pm 1\) and so on) #1637.

  • The connected elements and expectation values of all non-simmetric fermionic operators is now changed in order to be correct #1640.

Improvements#

  • Considerably reduced the memory consumption of LocalOperator, especially in the case of large local hilbert spaces. Also leveraged sparsity in the terms to speed up compilation (_setup) in the same cases #1558.

  • netket.nn.blocks.SymmExpSum now works with inputs of arbitrary dimensions, while previously it errored for all inputs that were not 2D #1616

  • Stop using FrozenDict from flax and instead return standard dictionaries for the variational parameters from the variational state. This makes it much easier to edit parameters #1547.

  • Vastly improved, finally readable documentation of all Flax modules and neural network architectures #1641.

Bug Fixes#

  • Fixed minor bug where netket.operator.LocalOperator could not be built with np.matrix object obtained by converting scipy sparse matrices to dense #1597.

  • Raise correct error instead of unintelligible one when multiplying netket.experimental.operator.FermionOperator2nd with other operators #1599.

  • Do not rescale the output of netket.jax.jacobian() by the square root of number of samples. Previously, when specifying center=True we were incorrectly rescaling the output #1614.

  • Fix bug in netket.operator.PauliStrings that caused the dtype to get out of sync with the dtype of the internal arrays, causing errors when manipulating them symbolically #1619.

  • Fix bug that prevented the use of netket.operator.DiscreteJaxOperator as observables with all drivers #1625.

  • Fermionic operator get_conn method was returning values as if the operator was transposed, and has now been fixed. This will break the expectation value of non-simmetric fermionic operators, but hopefully nobody was looking into them #1640.

NetKet 3.9.2#

This release requires at least Python 3.9 and Jax 0.4.

Bug Fixes#

NetKet 3.9.1#

Bug Fixes#

NetKet 3.9 (🔥 24 July 2023)#

This release requires Python 3.8 and Jax 0.4.

New Features#

Breaking Changes#

  • The first two axes in the output of the samplers have been swapped, samples are now of shape (n_chains, n_samples_per_chain, ...) consistent with netket.stats.statistics. Custom samplers need to be updated to return arrays of shape (n_chains, n_samples_per_chain, ...) instead of (n_samples_per_chain, n_chains, ...). #1502

  • The tolerance arguments of TDVPSchmitt have all been renamed to more understandable quantities without inspecting the source code. In particular, num_tol has been renamed to rcond, svd_tol to rcond_smooth and noise_tol to noise_atol.

Deprecations#

  • netket.vqs.ExactState has been renamed to netket.vqs.FullSumState to better reflect what it does. Using the old name will now raise a warning #1477.

Known Issues#

  • The new Jax-friendly operators do not work with netket.vqs.FullSumState because they are not hashable. This will be fixed in a minor patch (coming soon).

NetKet 3.8 (8 May 2023)#

This is the last NetKet release to support Python 3.7 and Jax 0.3. Starting with NetKet 3.9 we will require Jax 0.4, which in turns requires Python 3.8 (and soon 3.9).

New features#

  • netket.hilbert.TensorHilbert has been generalised and now works with both discrete, continuous or a combination of discrete and continuous hilbert spaces #1437.

  • NetKet is now compatible with Numba 0.57 and therefore with Python 3.11 #1462.

  • The new Metropolis sampling transition proposal rules netket.sampler.rules.MultipleRules() has been added, which can be used to pick from different transition proposals according to a certain probability distribution.

  • The new Metropolis sampling transition proposal rules netket.sampler.rules.TensorRule() has been added, which can be used to combine different transition proposals acting on different subspaces of the Hilbert space together.

  • The new Metropolis sampling transition proposal rules netket.sampler.rules.FixedRule() has been added, which does not change the configuration.

Deprecations#

  • The non-public API function to select the default QGT mode for QGTJacobian, located at nk.optimizer.qgt.qgt_jacobian_common.choose_jacobian_mode has been renamed and made part of the public API of as nk.jax.jacobian_default_mode. If you were using this function, please update your codes #1473.

Bug Fixes#

Improvements#

  • netket.operator.ContinuousOperator has been improved and now they correctly test for equality and generate a consistent hash. Moreover, the internal logic of netket.operator.SumOperator and netket.operator.Potential has been improved, and they lead to less recompilations when constructed again but identical. A few new attributes for those operators have also been exposed #1440.

  • nk.nn.to_array() accepts an optional keyword argument chunk_size, and related methods on variational states now use the chunking specified in the variational state when generating the dense array #1470.

Breaking Changes#

  • Jax version 0.4 is now required, meaning that NetKet no longer works on Python 3.7.

NetKet 3.7 (💘 13 february 2023)#

New features#

Breaking Changes#

Improvements#

  • The underlying extension API for Autoregressive models that can be used with Ancestral/Autoregressive samplers has been simplified and stabilized and will be documented as part of the public API. For most models, you should now inherit from netket.models.AbstractARNN and define the method conditionals_log_psi(). For additional performance, implementers can also redefine __call__() and conditional() but this should not be needed in general. This will cause some breaking changes if you were relying on the old undocumented interface #1361.

  • netket.operator.PauliStrings now works with non-homogeneous Hilbert spaces, such as those obtained by taking the tensor product of multiple Hilbert spaces #1411.

  • The netket.operator.LocalOperator now keep sparse matrices sparse, leading to faster algebraic manipulations of those objects. The overall computational and memory cost is, however, equivalent, when running VMC calculations. All pre-constructed operators such as netket.operator.spin.sigmax() and netket.operator.boson.create() now build sparse-operators #1422.

  • When multiplying an operator by it’s conjugate transpose NetKet does not return anymore a lazy Squared object if the operator is hermitian. This avoids checking if the object is hermitian which greatly speeds up algebric manipulations of operators, and returns more unbiased epectation values #1423.

Bug Fixes#

  • Fixed a bug where nk.hilbert.Particle.random_state() could not be jit-compiled, and therefore could not be used in the sampling #1401.

  • Fixed bug #1405 where nk.nn.DenseSymm() and nk.models.GCNN() did not work or correctly consider masks #1428.

Deprecations#

  • netket.models.AbstractARNN._conditional() has been removed from the API, and its use will throw a deprecation warning. Update your ARNN models accordingly! #1361.

  • Several undocumented internal methods from netket.models.AbstractARNN have been removed #1361.

NetKet 3.6 (🏔️ 6 November 2022)#

New features#

  • Added a new ‘Full statevector’ model netket.models.LogStateVector that stores the exponentially large state and can be used as an exact ansatz #1324.

  • Added a new experimental TDVPSchmitt driver, implementing the signal-to-noise ratio TDVP regularisation by Schmitt and Heyl #1306.

  • Added a new experimental TDVPSchmitt driver, implementing the signal-to-noise ratio TDVP regularisation by Schmitt and Heyl #1306.

  • QGT classes accept a chunk_size parameter that overrides the chunk_size set by the variational state object #1347.

  • QGTJacobianPyTree() and QGTJacobianDense() support diagonal entry regularisation with constant and scale-invariant contributions. They accept a new diag_scale argument to pass the scale-invariant component #1352.

  • SR() preconditioner now supports scheduling of the diagonal shift and scale regularisations #1364.

Improvements#

  • expect_and_grad() now returns a netket.stats.Stats object that also contains the variance, as MCState does #1325.

  • Experimental RK solvers now store the error of the last timestep in the integrator state #1328.

  • PauliStrings can now be constructed by passing a single string, instead of the previous requirement of a list of strings #1331.

  • FrozenDict can now be logged to netket’s loggers, meaning that one does no longer need to unfreeze the parameters before logging them #1338.

  • Fermion operators are much more efficient and generate fewer connected elements #1279.

  • NetKet now is completely PEP 621 compliant and does not have anymore a setup.py in favour of a pyproject.toml based on hatchling. To install NetKet you should use a recent version of pip or a compatible tool such as poetry/hatch/flint #1365.

  • QGTJacobianDense() can now be used with ExactState #1358.

Bug Fixes#

  • netket.vqs.ExactState.expect_and_grad() returned a scalar while expect() returned a netket.stats.Stats object with 0 error. The inconsistency has been addressed and now they both return a Stats object. This changes the format of the files logged when running VMC, which will now store the average under Mean instead of value #1325.

  • netket.optimizer.qgt.QGTJacobianDense() now returns the correct output for models with mixed real and complex parameters #1397

Deprecations#

  • The rescale_shift argument of QGTJacobianPyTree() and QGTJacobianDense() is deprecated in favour the more flexible syntax with diag_scale. rescale_shift=False should be removed. rescale_shift=True should be replaced with diag_scale=old_diag_shift. #1352.

  • The call signature of preconditioners passed to netket.driver.VMC and other drivers has changed as a consequence of scheduling, and preconditioners should now accept an extra optional argument step. The old signature is still supported but is deprecated and will eventually be removed #1364.

NetKet 3.5.2 (Bug Fixes) - 30 October 2022#

Bug Fixes#

  • PauliStrings now support the subtraction operator #1336.

  • Autoregressive networks had a default activation function (selu) that did not act on the imaginary part of the inputs. We now changed that, and the activation function is reim_selu, which acts independently on the real and imaginary part. This changes nothing for real parameters, but improves the defaults for complex ones #1371.

  • A major performance degradation that arose when using LocalOperator has been addressed. The bug caused our operators to be recompiled every time they were queried, imposing a large overhead 1377.

NetKet 3.5.1 (Bug Fixes)#

New features#

  • Added a new configuration option netket.config.netket_experimental_disable_ode_jit to disable jitting of the ODE solvers. This can be useful to avoid hangs that might happen when working on GPUs with some particular systems #1304.

Bug Fixes#

  • Continuous operatorors now work correctly when chunk_size != None. This was broken in v3.5 #1316.

  • Fixed a bug (#1101) that crashed NetKet when trying to take the product of two different Hilber spaces. It happened because the logic to build a TensorHilbert was ending in an endless loop. #1321.

NetKet 3.5 (☀️ 18 August 2022)#

GitHub commits.

This release adds support and needed functions to run TDVP for neural networks with real/non-holomorphic parameters, an experimental HDF5 logger, and an MCState method to compute the local estimators of an observable for a set of samples.

This release also drops support for older version of flax, while adopting the new interface which completely supports complex-valued neural networks. Deprecation warnings might be raised if you were using some layers from netket.nn that are now avaiable in flax.

A new, more accurate, estimation of the autocorrelation time has been introduced, but it is disabled by default. We welcome feedback.

New features#

  • The method local_estimators() has been added, which returns the local estimators O_loc(s) = 〈s|O|ψ〉 / 〈s|ψ〉 (which are known as local energies if O is the Hamiltonian). #1179

  • The permutation equivariant nk.models.DeepSetRelDistance for use with particles in periodic potentials has been added together with an example. #1199

  • The class HDF5Log has been added to the experimental submodule. This logger writes log data and variational state variables into a single HDF5 file. #1200

  • Added a new method serialize() to store the content of the logger to disk #1255.

  • New nk.callbacks.InvalidLossStopping which stops optimisation if the loss function reaches a NaN value. An optional patience argument can be set. #1259

  • Added a new method nk.graph.SpaceGroupBuilder.one_arm_irreps() to construct GCNN projection coefficients to project on single-wave-vector components of irreducible representations. #1260.

  • New method expect_and_forces() has been added, which can be used to compute the variational forces generated by an operator, instead of only the (real-valued) gradient of an expectation value. This in general is needed to write the TDVP equation or other similar equations. #1261

  • TDVP now works for real-parametrized wavefunctions as well as non-holomorphic ones because it makes use of expect_and_forces(). #1261

  • New method apply_to_id() can be used to apply a permutation (or a permutation group) to one or more lattice indices. #1293

  • It is now possible to disable MPI by setting the environment variable NETKET_MPI. This is useful in cases where mpi4py crashes upon load #1254.

  • The new function nk.nn.binary_encoding() can be used to encode a set of samples according to the binary shape defined by an Hilbert space. It should be used similarly to flax.linen.one_hot() and works with non homogeneous Hilbert spaces #1209.

  • A new method to estimate the correlation time in Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) sampling has been added to the nk.stats.statistics() function, which uses the full FFT transform of the input data. The new method is not enabled by default, but can be turned on by setting the NETKET_EXPERIMENTAL_FFT_AUTOCORRELATION environment variable to 1. In the future we might turn this on by default #1150.

Dependencies#

  • NetKet now requires at least Flax v0.5

Deprecations#

  • nk.nn.Module and nk.nn.compact have been deprecated. Please use the flax.linen.Module and flax.linen.compact() instead.

  • nk.nn.Dense(dtype=mydtype) and related Modules (Conv, DenseGeneral and ConvGeneral) are deprecated. Please use flax.linen.***(param_dtype=mydtype) instead. Before flax v0.5 they did not support complex numbers properly within their modules, but starting with flax 0.5 they now do so we have removed our linear module wrappers and encourage you to use them. Please notice that the dtype argument previously used by netket should be changed to param_dtype to maintain the same effect. #…

Bug Fixes#

  • Fixed bug where a nk.operator.LocalOperator representing the identity would lead to a crash. #1197

  • Fix a bug where Fermionic operators nkx.operator.FermionOperator2nd would not result hermitian even if they were. #1233

  • Fix serialization of some arrays with complex dtype in RuntimeLog and JsonLog #1258

  • Fixed bug where the nk.callbacks.EarlyStopping callback would not work as intended when hitting a local minima. #1238

  • chunk_size and the random seed of Monte Carlo variational states are now serialised. States serialised previous to this change can no longer be unserialised #1247

  • Continuous-space hamiltonians now work correctly with neural networks with complex parameters #1273.

  • NetKet now works under MPI with recent versions of jax (>=0.3.15) #1291.

NetKet 3.4.2 (BugFixes & DepWarns again)#

GitHub commits.

Internal Changes#

  • Several deprecation warnings related to jax.experimental.loops being deprecated have been resolved by changing those calls to jax.lax.fori_loop(). Jax should feel more tranquillo now. #1172

Bug Fixes#

  • Several type promotion bugs that would end up promoting single-precision models to double-precision have been squashed. Those involved nk.operator.Ising and nk.operator.BoseHubbard#1180, nkx.TDVP #1186 and continuous-space samplers and operators #1187.

  • nk.operator.Ising, nk.operator.BoseHubbard and nk.operator.LocalLiouvillian now return connected samples with the same precision (dtype) as the input samples. This allows to preserve low precision along the computation when using those operators.#1180

  • nkx.TDVP now updates the expectation value displayed in the progress bar at every time step. #1182

  • Fixed bug #1192 that affected most operators (nk.operator.LocalOperator) constructed on non-homogeneous hilbert spaces. This bug was first introduced in version 3.3.4 and affects all subsequent versions until 3.4.2. #1193

  • It is now possible to add an operator and it’s lazy transpose/hermitian conjugate #1194

NetKet 3.4.1 (BugFixes & DepWarns)#

GitHub commits.

Internal Changes#

  • Several deprecation warnings related to jax.tree_util.tree_multimap being deprecated have been resolved by changing those calls to jax.tree_util.tree_map. Jax should feel more tranquillo now. #1156

Bug Fixes#

  • ~TDVP now supports model with real parameters such as RBMModPhase. #1139~ (not yet fixed)

  • An error is now raised when user attempts to construct a LocalOperator with a matrix of the wrong size (bug #1157. #1158

  • A bug where QGTJacobian could not be used with models in single precision has been addressed (bug #1153. #1155

NetKet 3.4 (Special 🧱 edition)#

GitHub commits.

New features#

  • Lattice supports specifying arbitrary edge content for each unit cell via the kwarg custom_edges. A generator for hexagonal lattices with coloured edges is implemented as nk.graph.KitaevHoneycomb. nk.graph.Grid again supports colouring edges by direction. #1074

  • Fermionic hilbert space (nkx.hilbert.SpinOrbitalFermions) and fermionic operators (nkx.operator.fermion) to treat systems with a finite number of Orbitals have been added to the experimental submodule. The operators are also integrated with OpenFermion. Those functionalities are still in development and we would welcome feedback. #1090

  • It is now possible to change the integrator of a TDVP object without reconstructing it. #1123

  • A nk.nn.blocks has been added and contains an MLP (Multi-Layer Perceptron). #1295

Breaking Changes#

  • The gradient for models with real-parameter is now multiplied by 2. If your model had real parameters you might need to change the learning rate and halve it. Conceptually this is a bug-fix, as the value returned before was wrong (see Bug Fixes section below for additional details) #1069

  • In the statistics returned by netket.stats.statistics, the .R_hat diagnostic has been updated to be able to detect non-stationary chains via the split-Rhat diagnostic (see, e.g., Gelman et al., Bayesian Data Analysis, 3rd edition). This changes (generally increases) the numerical values of R_hat for existing simulations, but should strictly improve its capabilities to detect MCMC convergence failure. #1138

Internal Changes#

Bug Fixes#

  • The gradient obtained with VarState.expect_and_grad for models with real-parameters was off by a factor of \( 1/2 \) from the correct value. This has now been corrected. As a consequence, the correct gradient for real-parameter models is equal to the old times 2. If your model had real parameters you might need to change the learning rate and halve it. #1069

  • Support for coloured edges in nk.graph.Grid, removed in #724, is now restored. #1074

  • Fixed bug that prevented calling .quantum_geometric_tensor on netket.vqs.ExactState. #1108

  • Fixed bug where the gradient of C->C models (complex parameters, complex output) was computed incorrectly with nk.vqs.ExactState. #1110

  • Fixed bug where QGTJacobianDense.state and QGTJacobianPyTree.state would not correctly transform the starting point x0 if holomorphic=False. #1115

  • The gradient of the expectation value obtained with VarState.expect_and_grad for SquaredOperators was off by a factor of 2 in some cases, and wrong in others. This has now been fixed. #1065.

NetKet 3.3.2 (🐛 Bug Fixes)#

Internal Changes#

  • Support for Python 3.10 #952.

  • The minimum optax version is now 0.1.1, which finally correctly supports complex numbers. The internal implementation of Adam which was introduced in 3.3 (#1069) has been removed. If an older version of optax is detected, an import error is thrown to avoid providing wrong numerical results. Please update your optax version! #1097

Bug Fixes#

  • Allow LazyOperator@densevector for operators such as lazy Adjoint, Transpose and Squared. #1068

  • The logic to update the progress bar in nk.experimental.TDVP has been improved, and it should now display updates even if there are very sparse save_steps. #1084

  • The nk.logging.TensorBoardLog is now lazily initialized to better work in an MPI environment. #1086

  • Converting a nk.operator.BoseHubbard to a nk.operator.LocalOperator multiplied by 2 the nonlinearity U. This has now been fixed. #1102

NetKet 3.3.1 (🐛 Bug Fixes)#

GitHub commits.

  • Initialisation of all implementations of DenseSymm, DenseEquivariant, GCNN now defaults to truncated normals with Lecun variance scaling. For layers without masking, there should be no noticeable change in behaviour. For masked layers, the same variance scaling now works correctly. #1045

  • Fix bug that prevented gradients of non-hermitian operators to be computed. The feature is still marked as experimental but will now run (we do not guarantee that results are correct). #1053

  • Common lattice constructors such as Honeycomb now accepts the same keyword arguments as Lattice. #1046

  • Multiplying a QGTOnTheFly representing the real part of the QGT (showing up when the ansatz has real parameters) with a complex vector now throws an error. Previously the result would be wrong, as the imaginary part was casted away. #885

NetKet 3.3 (🎁 20 December 2021)#

GitHub commits.

New features#

  • The interface to define expectation and gradient function of arbitrary custom operators is now stable. If you want to define it for a standard operator that can be written as an average of local expectation terms, you can now define a dispatch rule for netket.vqs.get_local_kernel_arguments() and netket.vqs.get_local_kernel(). The old mechanism is still supported, but we encourage to use the new mechanism as it is more terse. #954

  • nk.optimizer.Adam() now supports complex parameters, and you can use nk.optimizer.split_complex() to make optimizers process complex parameters as if they are pairs of real parameters. #1009

  • Chunking of MCState.expect and MCState.expect_and_grad computations is now supported, which allows to bound the memory cost in exchange of a minor increase in computation time. #1006 (and discussions in #918 and #830)

  • A new variational state that performs exact summation over the whole Hilbert space has been added. It can be constructed with nk.vqs.ExactState and supports the same Jax neural networks as nk.vqs.MCState. #953

  • nk.nn.DenseSymm() allows multiple input features. #1030

  • [Experimental] A new time-evolution driver nk.experimental.TDVP using the time-dependent variational principle (TDVP) has been added. It works with time-independent and time-dependent Hamiltonians and Liouvillians. #1012

  • [Experimental] A set of JAX-compatible Runge-Kutta ODE integrators has been added for use together with the new TDVP driver. #1012

Breaking Changes#

  • The method sample_next in Sampler and exact samplers (ExactSampler and ARDirectSampler) is removed, and it is only defined in MetropolisSampler. The module function nk.sampler.sample_next also only works with MetropolisSampler. For exact samplers, please use the method sample instead. #1016

  • The default value of n_chains_per_rank in Sampler and exact samplers is changed to 1, and specifying n_chains or n_chains_per_rank when constructing them is deprecated. Please change chain_length when calling sample. For MetropolisSampler, the default value is changed from n_chains = 16 (across all ranks) to n_chains_per_rank = 16. #1017

  • GCNN_Parity allowed biasing both the parity-preserving and the parity-flip equivariant layers. These enter into the network output the same way, so having both is redundant and makes QGTs unstable. The biases of the parity-flip layers are now removed. The previous behaviour can be restored using the deprecated extra_bias switch; we only recommend this for loading previously saved parameters. Such parameters can be transformed to work with the new default using nk.models.update_GCNN_parity. #1030

  • Kernels of DenseSymm are now three-dimensional, not two-dimensional. Parameters saved from earlier implementations can be transformed to the new convention using nk.nn.update_dense_symm. #1030

Deprecations#

  • The method Sampler.samples is added to return a generator of samples. The module functions nk.sampler.sampler_state, reset, sample, samples, and sample_next are deprecated in favor of the corresponding class methods. #1025

  • Kwarg in_features of DenseEquivariant is deprecated; the number of input features are inferred from the input. #1030

  • Kwarg out_features of DenseEquivariant is deprecated in favour of features. #1030

Internal Changes#

  • The definitions of MCState and MCMixedState have been moved to an internal module, nk.vqs.mc that is hidden by default. #954

  • Custom deepcopy for LocalOperator to avoid building LocalOperator from scratch each time it is copied #964

Bug Fixes#

  • The constructor of TensorHilbert (which is used by the product operator * for inhomogeneous spaces) no longer fails when one of the component spaces is non-indexable. #1004

  • The flip_state() method used by MetropolisLocal now throws an error when called on a nk.hilbert.ContinuousHilbert hilbert space instead of entering an endless loop. #1014

  • Fixed bug in conversion to qutip for MCMixedState, where the resulting shape (hilbert space size) was wrong. #1020

  • Setting MCState.sampler now recomputes MCState.chain_length according to MCState.n_samples and the new sampler.n_chains. #1028

  • GCNN_Parity allowed biasing both the parity-preserving and the parity-flip equivariant layers. These enter into the network output the same way, so having both is redundant and makes QGTs unstable. The biases of the parity-flip layers are now removed. #1030

NetKet 3.2 (26 November 2021)#

GitHub commits.

New features#

  • GraphOperator (and Heisenberg) now support passing a custom mapping of graph nodes to Hilbert space sites via the new acting_on_subspace argument. This makes it possible to create GraphOperators that act on a subset of sites, which is useful in composite Hilbert spaces. #924

  • PauliString now supports any Hilbert space with local size 2. The Hilbert space is now the optional first argument of the constructor. #960

  • PauliString now can be multiplied and summed together, performing some simple algebraic simplifications on the strings they contain. They also lazily initialize their internal data structures, making them faster to construct but slightly slower the first time that their matrix elements are accessed. #955

  • PauliStrings can now be constructed starting from an OpenFermion operator. #956

  • In addition to nearest-neighbor edges, Lattice can now generate edges between next-nearest and, more generally, k-nearest neighbors via the constructor argument max_neighbor_order. The edges can be distinguished by their color property (which is used, e.g., by GraphOperator to apply different bond operators). #970

  • Two continuous-space operators (KineticEnergy and PotentialEnergy) have been implemented. #971

  • Heisenberg Hamiltonians support different coupling strengths on Graph edges with different colors. #972.

  • The little_group and space_group_irreps methods of SpaceGroupBuilder take the wave vector as either varargs or iterables. #975

  • A new netket.experimental submodule has been created and all experimental features have been moved there. Note that in contrast to the other netket submodules, netket.experimental is not imported by default. #976

Breaking Changes#

  • Moved nk.vqs.variables_from_*** to nk.experimental.vqs module. Also moved the experimental samplers to nk.sampler.MetropolisPt and nk.sampler.MetropolisPmap to nk.experimental.sampler. #976

  • operator.size, has been deprecated. If you were using this function, please transition to operator.hilbert.size. #985

Bug Fixes#

  • A bug where LocalOperator.get_conn_flattened would read out-of-bounds memory has been fixed. It is unlikely that the bug was causing problems, but it triggered warnings when running Numba with boundscheck activated. #966

  • The dependency python-igraph has been updated to igraph following the rename of the upstream project in order to work on conda. #986

  • n_samples_per_rank was returning wrong values and has now been fixed. #987

  • The DenseSymm layer now also accepts objects of type HashableArray as symmetries argument. #989

  • A bug where VMC.info() was erroring has been fixed. #984

NetKet 3.1 (20 October 2021)#

GitHub commits.

New features#

  • Added Conversion methods to_qobj() to operators and variational states, that produce QuTiP’s qobjects.

  • A function nk.nn.activation.reim has been added that transforms a nonlinearity to act seperately on the real and imaginary parts

  • Nonlinearities reim_selu and reim_relu have been added

  • Autoregressive Neural Networks (ARNN) now have a machine_pow field (defaults to 2) used to change the exponent used for the normalization of the wavefunction. #940.

Breaking Changes#

  • The default initializer for netket.models.GCNN has been changed to from jax.nn.selu to netket.nn.reim_selu #892

  • netket.nn.initializers has been deprecated in favor of jax.nn.initializers #935.

  • Subclasses of netket.models.AbstractARNN must define the field machine_pow #940

  • nk.hilbert.HilbertIndex and nk.operator.spin.DType are now unexported (they where never intended to be visible). #904

  • AbstractOperators have been renamed DiscreteOperators. AbstractOperators still exist, but have almost no functionality and they are intended as the base class for more arbitrary (eg. continuous space) operators. If you have defined a custom operator inheriting from AbstractOperator you should change it to derive from DiscreteOperator. #929

Internal Changes#

  • PermutationGroup.product_table now consumes less memory and is more performant. This is helpfull when working with large symmetry groups. #884 #891

  • Added size check to DiscreteOperator.get_conn and throw helpful error messages if those do not match. #927

  • The internal numba4jax module has been factored out into a standalone library, named (how original) numba4jax. This library was never intended to be used by external users, but if for any reason you were using it, you should switch to the external library. #934

  • netket.jax now includes several batching utilities like batched_vmap and batched_vjp. Those can be used to build memory efficient batched code, but are considered internal, experimental and might change without warning. #925.

Bug Fixes#

  • Autoregressive networks now work with Qubit hilbert spaces. #937

NetKet 3.0 (23 august 2021)#

GitHub commits.

New features#

Breaking Changes#

  • The default initializer for netket.nn.Dense layers now matches the same default as flax.linen, and it is lecun_normal instead of normal(0.01) #869

  • The default initializer for netket.nn.DenseSymm layers is now chosen in order to give variance 1 to every output channel, therefore defaulting to lecun_normal #870

Internal Changes#

Bug Fixes#

NetKet 3.0b4 (17 august 2021)#

GitHub commits.

New features#

  • DenseSymm now accepts a mode argument to specify whever the symmetries should be computed with a full dense matrix or FFT. The latter method is much faster for sufficiently large systems. Other kwargs have been added to satisfy the interface. The api changes are also reflected in RBMSymm and GCNN. #792

Breaking Changes#

  • The so-called legacy netket in netket.legacy has been removed. #773

Internal Changes#

  • The methods expect and expect_and_grad of MCState now use dispatch to select the relevant implementation of the algorithm. They can therefore be expanded and overridden without editing NetKet’s source code. #804

  • netket.utils.mpi_available has been moved to netket.utils.mpi.available to have a more consistent api interface (all mpi-related properties in the same submodule). #827

  • netket.logging.TBLog has been renamed to netket.logging.TensorBoardLog for better readability. A deprecation warning is now issued if the older name is used #827

  • When MCState initializes a model by calling model.init, the call is now jitted. This should speed it up for non-trivial models but might break non-jit invariant models. #832

  • operator.get_conn_padded now supports arbitrarily-dimensioned bitstrings as input and reshapes the output accordingly. #834

  • NetKet’s implementation of dataclasses now support pytree_node=True/False on cached properties. #835

  • Plum version has been bumped to 1.5.1 to avoid broken versions (1.4, 1.5). #856.

  • Numba version 0.54 is now allowed #857.

Bug Fixes#

  • Fix Progress bar bug. #810

  • Make the repr/printing of history objects nicer in the REPL. #819

  • The field MCState.model is now read-only, to prevent user errors. #822

  • The order of the operators in PauliString does no longer influences the estimate of the number of non-zero connected elements. #836

NetKet 3.0b3 (published on 9 july 2021)#

GitHub commits.

New features#

  • The netket.utils.group submodule provides utilities for geometrical and permutation groups. Lattice (and its specialisations like Grid) use these to automatically construct the space groups of lattices, as well as their character tables for generating wave functions with broken symmetry. #724

  • Autoregressive neural networks, sampler, and masked linear layers have been added to models, sampler and nn #705.

Breaking Changes#

  • The netket.graph.Grid class has been removed. netket.graph.Grid will now return an instance of graph.Lattice supporting the same API but with new functionalities related to spatial symmetries. The color_edges optional keyword argument has been removed without deprecation. #724

  • MCState.n_discard has been renamed MCState.n_discard_per_chain and the old binding has been deprecated #739.

  • nk.optimizer.qgt.QGTOnTheFly option centered=True has been removed because we are now convinced the two options yielded equivalent results. QGTOnTheFly now always behaves as if centered=False #706.

Internal Changes#

  • networkX has been replaced by igraph, yielding a considerable speedup for some graph-related operations #729.

  • netket.hilbert.random module now uses plum-dispatch (through netket.utils.dispatch) to select the correct implementation of random_state and flip_state. This makes it easy to define new hilbert states and extend their functionality easily. #734.

  • The AbstractHilbert interface is now much smaller in order to also support continuous Hilbert spaces. Any functionality specific to discrete hilbert spaces (what was previously supported) has been moved to a new abstract type netket.hilbert.DiscreteHilbert. Any Hilbert space previously subclassing netket.hilbert.AbstractHilbert should be modified to subclass netket.hilbert.DiscreteHilbert #800.

Bug Fixes#

  • nn.to_array and MCState.to_array, if normalize=False, do not subtract the logarithm of the maximum value from the state #705.

  • Autoregressive networks now work with Fock space and give correct errors if the hilbert space is not supported #806.

  • Autoregressive networks are now much (x10-x100) faster #705.

  • Do not throw errors when calling operator.get_conn_flattened(states) with a jax array #764.

  • Fix bug with the driver progress bar when step_size != 1 #747.

NetKet 3.0b2 (published on 31 May 2021)#

GitHub commits.

New features#

  • Group Equivariant Neural Networks have been added to models #620

  • Permutation invariant RBM and Permutation invariant dense layer have been added to models and nn.linear #573

  • Add the property acceptance to MetropolisSampler’s SamplerState, computing the MPI-enabled acceptance ratio. #592.

  • Add StateLog, a new logger that stores the parameters of the model during the optimization in a folder or in a tar file. #645

  • A warning is now issued if NetKet detects to be running under mpirun but MPI dependencies are not installed #631

  • operator.LocalOperators now do not return a zero matrix element on the diagonal if the whole diagonal is zero. #623.

  • logger.JSONLog now automatically flushes at every iteration if it does not consume significant CPU cycles. #599

  • The interface of Stochastic Reconfiguration has been overhauled and made more modular. You can now specify the solver you wish to use, NetKet provides some dense solvers out of the box, and there are 3 different ways to compute the Quantum Geometric Tensor. Read the documentation to learn more about it. #674

  • Unless you specify the QGT implementation you wish to use with SR, we use an automatic heuristic based on your model and the solver to pick one. This might affect SR performance. #674

Breaking Changes#

  • For all samplers, n_chains now sets the total number of chains across all MPI ranks. This is a breaking change compared to the old API, where n_chains would set the number of chains on a single MPI rank. It is still possible to set the number of chains per MPI rank by specifying n_chains_per_rank instead of n_chains. This change, while breaking allows us to be consistent with the interface of variational.MCState, where n_samples is the total number of samples across MPI nodes.

  • MetropolisSampler.reset_chain has been renamed to MetropolisSampler.reset_chains. Likewise in the constructor of all samplers.

  • Briefly during development releases MetropolisSamplerState.acceptance_ratio returned the percentage (not ratio) of acceptance. acceptance_ratio is now deprecated in favour of the correct acceptance.

  • models.Jastrow now internally symmetrizes the matrix before computing its value #644

  • MCState.evaluate has been renamed to MCState.log_value #632

  • nk.optimizer.SR no longer accepts keyword argument relative to the sparse solver. Those should be passed inside the closure or functools.partial passed as solver argument.

  • nk.optimizer.sr.SRLazyCG and nk.optimizer.sr.SRLazyGMRES have been deprecated and will soon be removed.

  • Parts of the Lattice API have been overhauled, with deprecations of several methods in favor of a consistent usage of Lattice.position for real-space location of sites and Lattice.basis_coords for location of sites in terms of basis vectors. Lattice.sites has been added, which provides a sequence of LatticeSite objects combining all site properties. Furthermore, Lattice now provides lookup of sites from their position via id_from_position using a hashing scheme that works across periodic boundaries. #703 #715

  • nk.variational has been renamed to nk.vqs and will be removed in a future release.

Bug Fixes#

  • Fix operator.BoseHubbard usage under jax Hamiltonian Sampling #662

  • Fix SROnTheFly for R->C models with non homogeneous parameters #661

  • Fix MPI Compilation deadlock when computing expectation values #655

  • Fix bug preventing the creation of a hilbert.Spin Hilbert space with odd sites and even S. #641

  • Fix bug #635 preventing the usage of NumpyMetropolisSampler with MCState.expect #635

  • Fix bug #635 where the graph.Lattice was not correctly computing neighbours because of floating point issues. #633

  • Fix bug the Y Pauli matrix, which was stored as its conjugate. #618 #617 #615

NetKet 3.0b1 (published beta release)#

GitHub commits.

API Changes#

  • Hilbert space constructors do not store the lattice graph anymore. As a consequence, the constructor does not accept the graph anymore.

  • Special Hamiltonians defined on a lattice, such as operator.BoseHubbard, operator.Ising and operator.Heisenberg, now require the graph to be passed explicitly through a graph keyword argument.

  • operator.LocalOperator now default to real-valued matrix elements, except if you construct them with a complex-valued matrix. This is also valid for operators such as :func:operator.spin.sigmax and similars.

  • When performing algebraic operations *, -, + on pairs of operator.LocalOperator, the dtype of the result iscomputed using standard numpy promotion logic.

    • Doing an operation in-place +=, -=, *= on a real-valued operator will now fail if the other is complex. While this might seem annoying, it’s useful to ensure that smaller types such as float32 or complex64 are preserved if the user desires to do so.

  • AbstractMachine has been removed. It’s functionality is now split among the model itself, which is defined by the user and variational.MCState for pure states or variational.MCMixedState for mixed states.

    • The model, in general is composed by two functions, or an object with two functions: an init(rng, sample_val) function, accepting a jax.random.PRNGKey() object and an input, returning the parameters and the state of the model for that particular sample shape, and a apply(params, samples, **kwargs) function, evaluating the model for the given parameters and inputs.

    • Some models (previously machines) such as the RBM (Restricted Boltzmann Machine) Machine, NDM (Neural Density Matrix) or MPS (Matrix Product State ansatz) are available in Pre-built models.

    • Machines, now called models, should be written using Flax or another jax framework.

    • Serialization and deserialization functionality has now been moved to netket.variational.MCState, which support the standard Flax interface through MsgPack. See Flax docs for more information

    • AbstractMachine.init_random_parameters functionality has now been absorbed into netket.vqs.VariationalState.init_parameters(), which however has a different syntax.

  • Samplers now require the Hilbert space upon which they sample to be passed in to the constructor. Also note that several keyword arguments of the samplers have changed, and new one are available.

  • It’s now possible to change Samplers dtype, which controls the type of the output. By default they use double-precision samples (np.float64). Be wary of type promotion issues with your models.

  • Samplers no longer take a machine as an argument.

  • Samplers are now immutable (frozen) dataclasses (defined through flax.struct.dataclass) that only hold the sampling parameters. As a consequence it is no longer possible to change their settings such as n_chains or n_sweeps without creating a new sampler. If you wish to update only one parameter, it is possible to construct the new sampler with the updated value by using the sampler.replace(parameter=new_value) function.

  • Samplers are no longer stateful objects. Instead, they can construct an immutable state object netket.sampler.init_state, which can be passed to sampling functions such as netket.sampler.sample, which now return also the updated state. However, unless you have particular use-cases we advise you use the variational state MCState instead.

  • The netket.optimizer module has been overhauled, and now only re-exports flax optim module. We advise not to use netket’s optimizer but instead to use optax .

  • The netket.optimizer.SR object now is only a set of options used to compute the SR matrix. The SR matrix, now called quantum_geometric_tensor can be obtained by calling variational.MCState.quantum_geometric_tensor(). Depending on the settings, this can be a lazy object.

  • netket.Vmc has been renamed to netket.VMC

  • netket.models.RBM replaces the old RBM machine, but has real parameters by default.

  • As we rely on Jax, using dtype=float or dtype=complex, which are weak types, will sometimes lead to loss of precision because they might be converted to float32. Use np.float64 or np.complex128 instead if you want double precision when defining your models.