I am new at QC. I learn from a course. When I write to this code:

from qiskit import QuantumRegister, ClassicalRegister, QuantumCircuit
q = QuantumRegister (1)
c = ClassicalRegister(1)
qc = QuantumCircuit(q,c)

from qiskit.quantum_info import Statevector

psi1 = Statevector(qc)


I am gettin an error :

> QiskitError                               Traceback (most recent call
> last) <ipython-input-28-eccf64e782f7> in <module>
> ----> 1 psi1 = Statevector(qc)
>       2 psi1.draw('latex')
> C:\ProgramData\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\qiskit\quantum_info\states\statevector.py
> in __init__(self, data, dims)
>      72             self._data = np.ravel(data.data)
>      73         else:
> ---> 74             raise QiskitError("Invalid input data format for Statevector")
>      75         # Check that the input is a numpy vector or column-vector numpy
>      76         # matrix. If it is a column-vector matrix reshape to a vector.
> QiskitError: 'Invalid input data format for Statevector'

Can you help me?

thanks your time.

  • $\begingroup$ Does the variable qc refer to an instance of QuantumCircuit? $\endgroup$ Jun 8 at 14:48
  • $\begingroup$ Can you please share the complete code?qc needs to be an instance of a QuantumCircuit. $\endgroup$
    – sohamb172
    Jun 8 at 15:02
  • $\begingroup$ I am sorry, I am fixing it now $\endgroup$
    – Oilon
    Jun 9 at 6:05
  • $\begingroup$ This code worked with me with no issues. What version of Qiskit do you have? $\endgroup$ Jun 9 at 6:40
  • $\begingroup$ I use jupyter notebook on anaconda. when I install I wrote "pip install qiskit" on CMD.exe of anaconda. $\endgroup$
    – Oilon
    Jun 9 at 9:29

1 Answer 1


Tips for you to understand error:

  • take a look at qiskit docs, what is the valid data input, learn more about Statevector class
  • and from output error
    QiskitError: 'Invalid input data format for Statevector'
    which mean you didn't input the expected data(np.array or list or Statevector or Operator or QuantumCircuit)
  • check sources code if it make sense, and discuss in StackExchange or slack then report bug to github sources code, if there is any bug.

I hope these tips help you though study QC.
also please provide more info about your input for Statevector, if you need any help.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for your interest. I edited my question and I added the complete code. May you help me now? Thanks you again. $\endgroup$
    – Oilon
    Jun 9 at 6:10
  • $\begingroup$ @Oilon it works for me, you can try to reinstall qiskit-terra. or Check the source code, if statement check is correct. $\endgroup$
    – poig
    Jun 10 at 0:12
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for your answer. I solve my problem. I deleted everything and reinstall it worked. $\endgroup$
    – Oilon
    Jun 10 at 9:51

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