I have followed the installation steps, regarding QISKit working environment. For circuit visualization, I've installed latex as in addition to poppler to convert from PDF to images. Afterwards, I followed the example given here.

I wrote the code and after running, the program run but I didn't get the circuit visualization. I don't know what is the problem, even I have not received any error messages.

So any ideas?

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    $\begingroup$ Maybe the title should be "Visualization of Quantum Circuits when using IBM Qiskit". $\endgroup$
    – rrtucci
    Commented May 31, 2018 at 3:29
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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Quantum Computing SE! Is it possible to show us a minimal example of the code that displays (or in this case, doesn't display) the problem that you're having with drawing/displaying the circuit? $\endgroup$
    – Mithrandir24601
    Commented May 31, 2018 at 23:15
  • $\begingroup$ Related: stackoverflow.com/questions/48732603/… $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 5, 2018 at 8:52
  • $\begingroup$ What is the approximate size of your quantum circuit? How many gates do you try to plot? Does the example you linked works on your setup? $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 25, 2018 at 6:00

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You can find detailed instructions about what you need to install for your particular OS here. This visualization uses Latex, so you need to have a latex compiler installed.

Also make sure you have the latest version of Qiskit, as a Windows visualization bug was recently fixed. You can upgrade by doing: pip install -U qiskit

Within the next couple weeks, Qiskit will have another visualization method that runs purely in Python, hence no other software installations required.


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