import qiskit.quantum_info as qi 
circuit = QuantumCircuit(...)
state = qi.Statevector.from_instruction(circuit)

to get the state of my quantum circuit.

state.draw(output='latex') then gives a nice representation of my state.

This works pretty well. The only issue is that when the states get a bit long the output starts looking like this:

Note how the dots in the middle indicates parts are missing

Some parts of the state are missing, replaced by dots. How do I force qiskit to display the entire state? Is there some way of increasing the size of the output cell? I'm using a jupyter notebook.


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Statevector.draw method calls state_drawer function which in turn depends on _state_to_latex_ket function to generate the Latex representation.

_state_to_latex_ket function accepts max_size parameter to set the maximum number of non-zero terms in the expression which defaults to $12$.

As per documentation, if we set max_size to a large enough value when calling Statevector.draw, it should be passed to _state_to_latex_ket and the state shouldn't be truncated. However, it is not. It seems like a bug.

A workaround is to use _state_to_latex_ket directly as follows:

from IPython.display import Latex
from qiskit.visualization import state_visualization

prefix = "$$\\begin{align}"
suffix = "\\end{align}$$"
state_to_latex = state_visualization._state_to_latex_ket(state.data, max_size = 128)

Latex(prefix + state_to_latex + suffix)

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