Frequently-asked questions

Should you be encountering issues with TRIQS, please first take a look our issue page on GitHub: and make sure it has not been solved in previous posts.

Q: How do I write my GF data to text files, e.g. to plot using other plotting tools?

A: We recommend simply saving the GF data using numpy functions. For example, to simply save the imaginary part of the self-energy:

import numpy as np

A more complicated example where the mesh information is also stored is:

from import *
import numpy as np

g = GfImFreq(beta=10, indices = [0,1])
g << inverse(iOmega_n)

# Mesh as a NumPy array (n_points,1)
mesh = np.array([p for p in g.mesh]).reshape(-1,1).imag

# Im(Data) as a NumPy array (n_points, len(indices)*len(indices))
data =[0],-1))

mesh_and_data = np.hstack((mesh,data))


Q: How do I save the triqs hash and script for debugging purposes?

A: Simply add this to your script:

from triqs import version
if mpi.is_master_node():
  Results = HDFArchive(filename+".h5",'a')
  if "log" not in Results: Results.create_group("log")
  log = Results["log"]
  log["version"] = version.release
  log["git_hash"] = version.git_hash
  log["script"] = open(sys.argv[0]).read() # read myself !
  del Results