tenpy.algorithms.network_contractor.ncon(tensor_list, leg_links, sequence)[source]

Implementation of ncon.m for TeNPy Arrays.

This function is a python implementation of ncon.m (arXiv:1304.6112) for tenpy Array. contract() is a wrapper that translates from a more python/tenpy input style

  • tensor_list (list of :class:'Array') – Tensors to be contracted.

  • leg_links (list of list of int) – Each entry of leg_links describes the connectivity of the corresponding tensor in tensor_list. Each entry is a list that has an entry for each leg of the corresponding tensor. Values 0,1,2,... are labels of contracted legs and should appear exactly twice in leg_links. Values -1,-2,-3,... are labels of uncontracted legs and indicate the final ordering (-1 is first axis).

  • sequence (list of int) – The order in which the contractions are to be performed. An entry of network_contractor.outer_product indicates performing an outer product. This corresponds to the zero-in-sequence convention of arXiv:1304.6112


result – The number or tensor resulting from the contraction.

Return type

Array | complex