Data containers

DataContainer

class mchammer.DataContainer(structure, ensemble_parameters, metadata={})[source]

Data container for storing information concerned with Monte Carlo simulations performed with mchammer.

Parameters
  • structure (ase.Atoms) – reference atomic structure associated with the data container

  • ensemble_parameters (dict) – parameters associated with the underlying ensemble

  • metadata (dict) – metadata associated with the data container

analyze_data(tag, start=None, max_lag=None)[source]

Returns detailed analysis of a scalar observerable.

Parameters
  • tag (str) – tag of field over which to average

  • start (Optional[int]) – minimum value of trial step to consider; by default the smallest value in the mctrial column will be used.

  • max_lag (Optional[int]) – maximum lag between two points in data series, by default the largest length of the data series will be used. Used for computing autocorrelation

Raises
  • ValueError – if observable is requested that is not in data container

  • ValueError – if observable is not scalar

  • ValueError – if observations is not evenly spaced

Returns

calculated properties of the data including mean, standard_deviation, correlation_length and error_estimate (95% confidence)

Return type

dict

append(mctrial, record)

Appends data to data container.

Parameters
  • mctrial (int) – current Monte Carlo trial step

  • record (Dict[str, Union[int, float, list]]) – dictionary of tag-value pairs representing observations

Raises

TypeError – if input parameters have the wrong type

apply_observer(observer)

Adds observer data from observer to data container.

The observer will only be run for the mctrials for which the trajectory have been saved.

The interval of the observer is ignored.

Parameters

observer (BaseObserver) – observer to be used

property data

pandas data frame (see pandas.DataFrame)

Return type

DataFrame

property ensemble_parameters

parameters associated with Monte Carlo simulation

Return type

dict

get(*input_tags, start=0)

Returns the accumulated data for the requested observables, including configurations stored in the data container. The latter can be achieved by including ‘trajectory’ as a tag.

Parameters
  • tags – tuples of the requested properties

  • start (int) – minimum value of trial step to consider; by default the smallest value in the mctrial column will be used.

Raises
  • ValueError – if tags is empty

  • ValueError – if observables are requested that are not in data container

Examples

Below the get method is illustrated but first we require a data container.

>>> from ase.build import bulk
>>> from icet import ClusterExpansion, ClusterSpace
>>> from mchammer.calculators import ClusterExpansionCalculator
>>> from mchammer.ensembles import CanonicalEnsemble
>>> # prepare cluster expansion
>>> prim = bulk('Au')
>>> cs = ClusterSpace(prim, cutoffs=[4.3], chemical_symbols=['Ag', 'Au'])
>>> ce = ClusterExpansion(cs, [0, 0, 0.1, -0.02])
>>> # prepare initial configuration
>>> structure = prim.repeat(3)
>>> for k in range(5):
...     structure[k].symbol = 'Ag'
>>> # set up and run MC simulation
>>> calc = ClusterExpansionCalculator(structure, ce)
>>> mc = CanonicalEnsemble(structure=structure, calculator=calc,
...                        temperature=600,
...                        dc_filename='myrun_canonical.dc')
>>> mc.run(100)  # carry out 100 trial swaps

We can now access the data container by reading it from file by using the read method. For the purpose of this example, however, we access the data container associated with the ensemble directly.

>>> dc = mc.data_container

The following lines illustrate how to use the get method for extracting data from the data container.

>>> # obtain all values of the potential represented by
>>> # the cluster expansion along the trajectory
>>> p = dc.get('potential')
>>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
>>> # as above but this time the MC trial step and the temperature
>>> # are included as well
>>> s, p = dc.get('mctrial', 'potential')
>>> _ = plt.plot(s, p)
>>> plt.show()
>>> # obtain configurations along the trajectory along with
>>> # their potential
>>> p, confs = dc.get('potential', 'trajectory')
Return type

Union[ndarray, List[Atoms], Tuple[ndarray, List[Atoms]]]

get_average(tag, start=None)[source]

Returns average of a scalar observable.

Parameters
  • tag (str) – tag of field over which to average

  • start (Optional[int]) – minimum value of trial step to consider; by default the smallest value in the mctrial column will be used.

Raises
  • ValueError – if observable is requested that is not in data container

  • ValueError – if observable is not scalar

Return type

float

get_trajectory(*args, **kwargs)

Returns trajectory as a list of ASE Atoms objects.

property metadata

metadata associated with data container

Return type

dict

property observables

observable names

Return type

List[str]

classmethod read(infile, old_format=False)

Reads data container from file.

Parameters
  • infile (Union[str, BinaryIO, TextIO]) – file from which to read

  • old_format (bool) – If true use old json format to read runtime data; default to false

Raises
  • FileNotFoundError – if file is not found (str)

  • ValueError – if file is of incorrect type (not a tarball)

write(outfile)

Writes BaseDataContainer object to file.

Parameters

outfile (Union[str, BinaryIO, TextIO]) – file to which to write

WangLandauDataContainer

class mchammer.WangLandauDataContainer(structure, ensemble_parameters, metadata={})[source]

Data container for storing information concerned with Wang-Landau simulation performed with mchammer.

Parameters
  • structure (ase.Atoms) – reference atomic structure associated with the data container

  • ensemble_parameters (dict) – parameters associated with the underlying ensemble

  • metadata (dict) – metadata associated with the data container

append(mctrial, record)

Appends data to data container.

Parameters
  • mctrial (int) – current Monte Carlo trial step

  • record (Dict[str, Union[int, float, list]]) – dictionary of tag-value pairs representing observations

Raises

TypeError – if input parameters have the wrong type

apply_observer(observer)

Adds observer data from observer to data container.

The observer will only be run for the mctrials for which the trajectory have been saved.

The interval of the observer is ignored.

Parameters

observer (BaseObserver) – observer to be used

property data

pandas data frame (see pandas.DataFrame)

Return type

DataFrame

property ensemble_parameters

parameters associated with Monte Carlo simulation

Return type

dict

property fill_factor

final value of the fill factor in the Wang-Landau algorithm

Return type

float

property fill_factor_history

evolution of the fill factor in the Wang-Landau algorithm

Return type

DataFrame

get(*input_tags, start=0)

Returns the accumulated data for the requested observables, including configurations stored in the data container. The latter can be achieved by including ‘trajectory’ as a tag.

Parameters
  • tags – tuples of the requested properties

  • start (int) – minimum value of trial step to consider; by default the smallest value in the mctrial column will be used.

Raises
  • ValueError – if tags is empty

  • ValueError – if observables are requested that are not in data container

Examples

Below the get method is illustrated but first we require a data container.

>>> from ase.build import bulk
>>> from icet import ClusterExpansion, ClusterSpace
>>> from mchammer.calculators import ClusterExpansionCalculator
>>> from mchammer.ensembles import CanonicalEnsemble
>>> # prepare cluster expansion
>>> prim = bulk('Au')
>>> cs = ClusterSpace(prim, cutoffs=[4.3], chemical_symbols=['Ag', 'Au'])
>>> ce = ClusterExpansion(cs, [0, 0, 0.1, -0.02])
>>> # prepare initial configuration
>>> structure = prim.repeat(3)
>>> for k in range(5):
...     structure[k].symbol = 'Ag'
>>> # set up and run MC simulation
>>> calc = ClusterExpansionCalculator(structure, ce)
>>> mc = CanonicalEnsemble(structure=structure, calculator=calc,
...                        temperature=600,
...                        dc_filename='myrun_canonical.dc')
>>> mc.run(100)  # carry out 100 trial swaps

We can now access the data container by reading it from file by using the read method. For the purpose of this example, however, we access the data container associated with the ensemble directly.

>>> dc = mc.data_container

The following lines illustrate how to use the get method for extracting data from the data container.

>>> # obtain all values of the potential represented by
>>> # the cluster expansion along the trajectory
>>> p = dc.get('potential')
>>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
>>> # as above but this time the MC trial step and the temperature
>>> # are included as well
>>> s, p = dc.get('mctrial', 'potential')
>>> _ = plt.plot(s, p)
>>> plt.show()
>>> # obtain configurations along the trajectory along with
>>> # their potential
>>> p, confs = dc.get('potential', 'trajectory')
Return type

Union[ndarray, List[Atoms], Tuple[ndarray, List[Atoms]]]

get_entropy()[source]

Returns the (relative) entropy from this data container accumulated during a Wang-Landau simulation. Returns None if the data container does not contain the required information.

Return type

DataFrame

get_histogram()[source]

Returns the histogram from this data container accumulated since the last update of the fill factor. Returns None if the data container does not contain the required information.

Return type

DataFrame

get_trajectory(*args, **kwargs)

Returns trajectory as a list of ASE Atoms objects.

property metadata

metadata associated with data container

Return type

dict

property observables

observable names

Return type

List[str]

classmethod read(infile, old_format=False)

Reads data container from file.

Parameters
  • infile (Union[str, BinaryIO, TextIO]) – file from which to read

  • old_format (bool) – If true use old json format to read runtime data; default to false

Raises
  • FileNotFoundError – if file is not found (str)

  • ValueError – if file is of incorrect type (not a tarball)

write(outfile)

Writes BaseDataContainer object to file.

Parameters

outfile (Union[str, BinaryIO, TextIO]) – file to which to write

Analysis functions

mchammer.data_containers.get_average_observables_wl(dcs, temperatures, observables=None, boltzmann_constant=8.617330337217213e-05)[source]

Returns the average and the standard deviation of the energy from a Wang-Landau simulation for the temperatures specified. If the observables keyword argument is specified the function will also return the mean and standard deviation of the specified observables.

Parameters
  • dcs (Union[BaseDataContainer, dict]) – data container(s), from which to extract density of states as well as observables

  • temperatures (List[float]) – temperatures, at which to compute the averages

  • observables (Optional[List[str]]) – observables, for which to compute averages; the observables must refer to fields in the data container

  • boltzmann_constant (float) – Boltzmann constant \(k_B\) in appropriate units, i.e. units that are consistent with the underlying cluster expansion and the temperature units [default: eV/K]

Raises
  • ValueError – if the data container(s) do(es) not contain entropy data from Wang-Landau simulation

  • ValueError – if data container(s) do(es) not contain requested observable

Return type

DataFrame

mchammer.data_containers.get_average_cluster_vectors_wl(dcs, cluster_space, temperatures, boltzmann_constant=8.617330337217213e-05)[source]

Returns the average cluster vectors from a Wang-Landau simulation for the temperatures specified.

Parameters
  • dcs (Union[BaseDataContainer, dict]) – data container(s), from which to extract density of states as well as observables

  • cluster_space (ClusterSpace) – cluster space to use for calculation of cluster vectors

  • temperatures (List[float]) – temperatures, at which to compute the averages

  • boltzmann_constant (float) – Boltzmann constant \(k_B\) in appropriate units, i.e. units that are consistent with the underlying cluster expansion and the temperature units [default: eV/K]

Return type

DataFrame

mchammer.data_containers.get_density_of_states_wl(dcs)[source]

Returns a pandas DataFrame with the total density of states from a Wang-Landau simulation. If a dict of data containers is provided the function also returns a dictionary that contains the standard deviation between the entropy of neighboring data containers in the overlap region. These errors should be small compared to the variation of the entropy across each bin.

The function can handle both a single data container and a dict thereof. In the latter case the data containers must cover a contiguous energy range and must at least partially overlap.

Parameters

dcs (Union[BaseDataContainer, dict]) – data container(s), from which to extract the density of states

Raises
  • ValueError – if multiple data containers are provided and there are inconsistencies with regard to basic simulation parameters such as system size or energy spacing

  • ValueError – if multiple data containers are provided and there is at least one energy region without overlap

Return type

Tuple[DataFrame, dict]

mchammer.data_analysis.analyze_data(data, max_lag=None)[source]

Carries out an extensive analysis of the data series.

Parameters
  • data (ndarray) – data series to compute autocorrelation function for

  • max_lag (Optional[int]) – maximum lag between two data points, used for computing autocorrelation

Returns

calculated properties of the data including, mean, standard deviation, correlation length and a 95% error estimate.

Return type

dict

mchammer.data_analysis.get_autocorrelation_function(data, max_lag=None)[source]

Returns autocorrelation function.

The autocorrelation function is computed using pandas.Series.autocorr.

Parameters
  • data (ndarray) – data series to compute autocorrelation function for

  • max_lag (Optional[int]) – maximum lag between two data points

Returns

Return type

calculated autocorrelation function

mchammer.data_analysis.get_correlation_length(data)[source]

Returns estimate of the correlation length of data.

The correlation length is taken as the first point where the autocorrelation functions is less than \(\exp(-2)\). If the correlation function never drops below \(\exp(-2)\) np.nan is returned.

Parameters

data (ndarray) – data series for which to the compute autocorrelation function

Returns

Return type

correlation length

mchammer.data_analysis.get_error_estimate(data, confidence=0.95)[source]

Returns estimate of standard error \(\mathrm{error}\) with confidence interval.

\[\mathrm{error} = t_\mathrm{factor} * \mathrm{std}(\mathrm{data}) / \sqrt{N_s}\]

where \(t_{factor}\) is the factor corresponding to the confidence interval and \(N_s\) is the number of independent measurements (with correlation taken into account).

Parameters

data (ndarray) – data series for which to estimate the error

Returns

Return type

error estimate