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Hi Miles,
I am trying to get the ground state of a Hamiltonian, which depends on an external field strength, say 'h'. Now I want to vary h in a for loop and get the corresponding ground state. But I don't know how to treat the ITensor MPO or MPS as a function of a loop variable, something like psi(h), can this be done?

Thanking You,

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Hi Ipsita,
The direct answer to your question is that, whichever procedure you are using to make your MPO necessarily includes "h" as a parameter. (Say using AutoMPO, where "h" appears as a coefficient.) So then to change h, you just re-create the MPO again from the beginning, using a different value for h.

However, the other answer I would give to your question is to say, I don't recommend doing a lot of different calculations (I assume DMRG?) in a loop. Instead, I think it's a much better practice to do each calculation separately, and carefully study each one. How well did it go? Were all indications that it converged? Is the system approaching a phase boundary where perhaps the initial state and number of sweeps needed for convergence might need to be changed?

Best regards,

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Hi, Thank you very much for your suggestion. Yes, it is DMRG that I was talking about.
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