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how we can calculate the entanglement entropy of an half chain with Julia?
I am trying to adapt the following lines of code which are given for C++

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auto b = 10;

//"Gauge" the MPS to site b

//SVD this wavefunction to get the spectrum
//of density-matrix eigenvalues
auto l = leftLinkIndex(psi,b);
auto s = siteIndex(psi,b);
auto [U,S,V] = svd(psi(b),{l,s});
auto u = commonIndex(U,S);

//Apply von Neumann formula
//to the squares of the singular values
Real SvN = 0.;
for(auto n : range1(dim(u)))
auto Sn = elt(S,n,n);
auto p = sqr(Sn);
if(p > 1E-12) SvN += -p*log(p);

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Hi Jacopo,

Here's a code for computing the von Neumann entropy in Julia:

using ITensors

function entropy_von_neumann(psi::MPS, b::Int)
  orthogonalize!(psi, b)
  _,S = svd(psi[b], (linkind(psi, b-1), s[b]))
  SvN = 0.0
  for n in dim(S, 1)
    p = S[n,n]^2
    SvN -= p * log(p)
  return SvN

N = 10
s = siteinds("S=1/2", N)
psi = randomMPS(s, 4)
SvN = entropy_von_neumann(psi, b)

Hopefully we will find time to create code formulas for common operations like this in Julia.


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