This sampler performs parallel-tempering moves in addition to the local moves implemented in MetropolisLocal. The number of replicas can be chosen by the user.

Class Constructor

Constructs a new MetropolisLocalPt sampler given a machine and the number of replicas.

Argument Type Description
machine netket.machine.Machine A machine used for the sampling. The probability distribution being sampled from is .
n_replicas int=1 The number of replicas used for parallel tempering.


Sampling from a RBM machine in a 1D lattice of spin 1/2

>>> import netket as nk
>>> g=nk.graph.Hypercube(length=10,n_dim=2,pbc=True)
>>> hi=nk.hilbert.Spin(s=0.5,graph=g)
>>> # RBM Spin Machine
>>> ma = nk.machine.RbmSpin(alpha=1, hilbert=hi)
>>> # Construct a MetropolisLocalPt Sampler
>>> sa = nk.sampler.MetropolisLocalPt(machine=ma,n_replicas=16)
>>> print(sa.hilbert.size)

Class Methods


Resets the state of the sampler, including the acceptance rate statistics and optionally initializing at random the visible units being sampled.

Argument Type Description
init_random bool=False If True the quantum numbers (visible units)


Seeds the random number generator used by the Sampler.

Argument Type Description
base_seed int The base seed for the random number generator


Performs a sampling sweep. Typically a single sweep consists of an extensive number of local moves.


Property Type Description
acceptance numpy.array The measured acceptance rate for the sampling. In the case of rejection-free sampling this is always equal to 1.
hilbert netket.hilbert The Hilbert space used for the sampling.
machine netket.machine The machine used for the sampling.
visible numpy.array The quantum numbers being sampled, and distributed according to