I had a question about obtaining the probability of a certain state from the histogram, still using this example, suppose there's a variable in my quantum circuit, it's values are stored in an 'np.linspace' array. This is the result obtained from one of the elements in that array: enter image description here If I'm only interested in the probability of the '0010' state (0.831 here), is there a faster way I can get a list (or array) of the probability of '0010' using each element in my original linspace? I tried to incorporate a few commands (like job_sim and result_sim) into a function, but that doesn't work.

ps: The structure of my function looks something like this:

from qiskit import IBMQ
provider = IBMQ.load_account()
sim = provider.backends.ibmq_qasm_simulator
def qc(Variable):
    qcz = QuantumCircuit(qrz,crz)
    job_sim = execute(qcz, sim)
    result_sim = job_sim.result()
    counts = result_sim.get_counts()
    probs = counts['0010'] / sum(counts.values())
    return probs

After that I want to call the function using each of the elements in my linspace.

update:Sorry maybe I was a bit unclear in my original question, if my simulation result is determined by some variable X, for each value of X, I might obtain a different probability of the state '0010'. If there're N values of X, all of which are stored in an array and I want to run my circuit N times, is there a faster way I can do that instead of manually changing the variable and record the result? Thanks for the help:)

  • $\begingroup$ sorry I missed read your question earlier :) $\endgroup$
    – KAJ226
    Dec 7, 2020 at 6:47
  • $\begingroup$ @KAJ226 No problem, thanks:) $\endgroup$
    – ZR-
    Dec 7, 2020 at 6:52
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    $\begingroup$ You might find it useful to use a parametrized circuit as documented here: qiskit.org/documentation/stubs/… $\endgroup$
    – agiri
    Dec 7, 2020 at 6:58
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    $\begingroup$ @Zhengrong so let's say $X$ has 10 variables, which resulted in 10 different circuits, are you then asking for a way to submit this 10 different circuits on a single job in Qiskit? instead of submit 10 different jobs with each job contains a single circuit. $\endgroup$
    – KAJ226
    Dec 7, 2020 at 7:01
  • $\begingroup$ @KAJ226 Yes, this is exactly what I'm wondering:) $\endgroup$
    – ZR-
    Dec 7, 2020 at 7:10

1 Answer 1


You can do something like this:

%matplotlib inline
# Importing standard Qiskit libraries
from qiskit import QuantumCircuit, QuantumRegister,  IBMQ, ClassicalRegister
from qiskit.circuit import QuantumCircuit, ParameterVector
from qiskit.compiler import transpile, assemble
from qiskit.providers.ibmq.managed import IBMQJobManager
from qiskit.visualization import *
provider = IBMQ.load_account()
backend = provider.get_backend('ibmq_valencia')

def qc(Variable):
    var_form = QuantumCircuit(2,2)
    return var_form

Variables = [1,2,3,4,5]
circuits = []
for i in range(len(Variables) ):
    circuit =  QuantumCircuit(2,2)
    circuit = qc(Variables[i])
    circuits.append( circuit   )

circuits = transpile(circuits, backend=backend) 
job_manager = IBMQJobManager()
MyExperiments = job_manager.run(circuits, backend=backend, name='MyExperiment')
results = MyExperiments.results()

Note that qc(Variable) is spitting out circuit output of the form:

enter image description here

so the Ry gate is taking in the variable. You can modify the circuit to your choice.

Now when I run this, and look in the IBMQX results tabs I see the following:

enter image description here

Hope this helps.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, that's really helpful:) If I'm only interested in the probability of one of the states (say '11'), where should I put 'probs = counts['11'] / sum(counts.values())' so that I can get all the results in a list or array? $\endgroup$
    – ZR-
    Dec 7, 2020 at 17:09

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