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I have created a new Z3 sitetype using

const Z3Site = TagType"Z3"    
function siteinds(::Z3Site, Num::Int;kwargs...)
    conserve_qns = get(kwargs,:conserve_qns,false)
    if conserve_qns
        s = [ QN(("P", n, 3)) => 1 for n = 0:2]
        return [Index(s;tags="Site,Z3,n=$n") for n=1:Num]
    return [Index(N,"Site,Z3,n=$n") for n=1:Num]
function state(::Z3Site,
  if st == "s1"
     return 1
  elseif st == "s2"
     return 2
  elseif st == "s3"
     return 3

when I use these site type to initialize a random mps with

state = ["s1" for n in 1:N]

It throws the error that

"Indices must have the same spaces to be replaced"

This error can be reproduced using the following minimal code

sites = siteinds("Z3",N,conserve_qns=true);
s1 = sites[1];
s2 = sites[2];
M = randomITensor(QN(),s1',s2',dag(s1),dag(s2));
U,S,V = svd(M,(s1',s2'));



However, when I print the space of the two index space, it seems that they are the same when module 3

3-element Array{Pair{QN,Int64},1}:
 QN("P",-2,3) => 3
 QN("P",-1,3) => 3
 QN("P",0,3) => 3

3-element Array{Pair{QN,Int64},1}:
 QN("P",1,3) => 3
 QN("P",2,3) => 3
 QN("P",0,3) => 3

Is there something wrong when I define the Z3 sitetype?

Thank you very much for the answer!

commented by (70.1k points)
Hi Runze,
Thanks for reporting this issue and for the detailed explanation and minimal code which is very helpful. I've filed an issue on our issue tracker and can reproduce the bug. I have  a suspicion it has to do with some faulty code related to our QN objects when they are defined mod 3. I'll look into and hope to fix it really soon.


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answered by (70.1k points)

Hi Runze,
This issue should now be fixed as of version 0.1.10. So please do "update ITensors" in the package manager and try your first, randomMPS code again. Please let me know if it still doesn't work.

The issue I found was that a constructor which gets called when making QNs with modulus values other than 1 had a missing return keyword, which made it silently set the wrong QN value. So that was causing the error but now it's fixed.

Thanks again for bringing this to our attention -


commented by (150 points)
Thank you very much, this problem is fixed and give the correct result !
However, there is another problem when I try to save the mps using the HDF5. The "write" function seems to not support MPS with QN, is there some alternative method?
commented by (70.1k points)
Hi Runze,
Glad it works!

Thanks for asking but unfortunately we haven't added that feature yet. We plan to add it soon -

commented by (150 points)
Thank you again,I  will wait for it
commented by (70.1k points)
Hi Runze,
The latest version of Julia ITensor now supports writing ITensors, MPS, and MPO which have conserved QNs to HDF5 files. So please upgrade to that version and it should now work -

commented by (150 points)
That's great! I will give it a try!
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