Qiskit has a plot_coupling_map option for visualizing coupling maps however, I want to be able to use it from a CouplingMap object instead of the provided CouplingMap.draw() (which uses graphviz).

The plot_coupling_map requires num_qbits, qubit_coordinates and coupling_map. I see how I can get the num_qbits (CouplingMap.size()) and the coupling_map is just the CouplingMap, but I don't see an easy way to get the qubit_coords. Do I have to generate them each time I want to plot it?


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Although it is not mentioned in the documentation, None is a valid value for qubit_coordinates. So, the below code snippet should work without any issue with Qiskit version 1.0

coupling_map = CouplingMap.from_grid(3, 3)

The result:

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