Is there any way to get the quantum gate values more precisely in qiskit?

For example, if I want to create 1/√3[|00⟩+|01⟩+|11⟩]. By using initialize() I get the following circuit by using the draw() command. enter image description here

However, I would like to know the more precise value of the first argument of R() i.e. 1.23 in R(1.23,pi/2) e.g. it could be 1.228967

Can we generate details files of angles of quantum circuits?

Here is the code for that:

import numpy as np
from qiskit import QuantumCircuit
from qiskit.transpiler.passes import Decompose

qc = QuantumCircuit(2)
initial_state = np.array([1, 1, 0, 1], dtype=float)
initial_state /= np.linalg.norm(initial_state)

3 Answers 3


This is probably not the only way to do it, but you can always look at the QASM file. You can do it with qc.qasm(formatted=True), which will show you the underlying QASM code. In your case, it looks like this:

include "qelib1.inc";
qreg q[2];
ry(3*pi/4) q[0];
ry(1.2309594) q[1];
cx q[1],q[0];
ry(-pi/4) q[0];
cx q[1],q[0]; 

The exact angle for Ry gate is 1.2309594.


Qiskit stores Instruction parameters in params attribute. So, you can access these values as follows:

for _instruction in circ.data:
    if len(_instruction[0].params) > 0:
        print('\nInstruction:', _instruction[0].name)
        print('Params:', [str(_param) for _param in _instruction[0].params])

Where circ is the decomposed circuit.


you can extract it directly like this, I recommend using transpile to decompose all to ry gate instead, where draw() will show decimal place without round it to 3 and keep the pi

from qiskit.converters import circuit_to_dag
dag = circuit_to_dag(transpile(qc, basis_gates=['ry','cx']))# where you can modify gate you want
gates_param = []
for node in dag.op_nodes():
    if node.op.name == 'ry': #select the gate's parameter you want to extract

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