I am learning the Q# language, and my script is in Python (I am using the online Azure interface).

I created an example quantum circuit on three qubits:


    open Microsoft.Quantum.Intrinsic;
    open Microsoft.Quantum.Diagnostics;
    open Microsoft.Quantum.Math;
    open Microsoft.Quantum.Arrays;
    operation AlgoTest() : Result[] {
        use q = Qubit[3];
        mutable resultArray = [Zero, size = 3];
        for i in IndexRange(q) {
                    set resultArray w/= i <- M(q[i]);
        return resultArray;

Is there a simple way to represent the quantum circuit associated to AlgoTest in a standard quantum circuit diagram?

I found these refs (1, 2), but they seem to assume the full program is in Q# (while I am using Python+Q#). For instance the command:

%trace AlgoTest

Doesn't return me anything.


1 Answer 1


%trace magic only works in notebooks with Q# kernel (not Python+Q#), and only if they run on a local Jupyter Notebooks setup, not in Azure-hosted notebooks. There's no way to get a circuit plotted when running the code in Azure.

qpic sample can be a viable workaround, but it also requires a local setup and it also assumes that the quantum circuit is expressed in Q#.

  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Allright, thank you. As I see you work for Microsoft, I should say it would be a useful functionnality in the Aazure workspace =) $\endgroup$ Jul 25, 2023 at 20:06

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