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NetKet is an open-source project delivering cutting-edge methods for the study of many-body quantum systems with artificial neural networks and machine learning techniques. It is a Python library built on JAX.

Installation and Usage

Netket supports MacOS and Linux. We reccomend to install NetKet using

For instructions on how to install the latest stable/beta release of NetKet see the Getting Started section of our website.

If you wish to install the current development version of NetKet, which is the master branch of this GitHub repository, together with the additional dependencies, you can run the following command:

pip install 'git+[all]'

You can also install the MPI-related dependencies by using

between the square brackets. We recommend to install NetKet with all it's extra dependencies, which are documented below. However, if you do not have a working MPI compiler in your PATH this installation will most likely fail because it will attempt to install
, which enables MPI support in netket.

The latest release of NetKet is always available on PyPi and can be installed with

. NetKet is also available on conda-forge, however the version available through
conda install
often lags behind the
version. However, you can still install NetKet with pip inside conda environments. To check what is the latest version released on both distributions you can inspect the badges at the top of this readme.

Extra dependencies

When installing netket with pip, you can pass the following extra variants as square brakets. You can install several of them by separating them with a comma. - '[dev]': installs development-related dependencies such as black, pytest and testing dependencies - '[mpi]': Installs

to enable multi-process parallelism. Requires a working MPI compiler in your path - '[extra]': Installs
to enable logging to tensorboard, and openfermion to convert the QubitOperators. - '[all]': Installs all extra dependencies

MPI Support

To enable MPI support you must install mpi4jax. Please note that we advise to install mpi4jax with the same tool (conda or pip) with which you install it's dependency


To check whever MPI support is enabled, check the flags ```python

import netket netket.utils.mpi.available True

## Getting Started

To get started with NetKet, we reccomend you give a look to our tutorials, by running them on your computer. There are also many example scripts that you can download, run and edit that showcase some use-cases of NetKet, although they are not commented.

If you want to get in touch with us, feel free to open an issue or a discussion here on GitHub, or to join the MLQuantum slack group where several people involved with NetKet hang out. To join the slack channel just accept this invitation


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