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A python framework for creating, editing, and invoking Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum (NISQ) circuits. It is a Python library for writing, manipulating, and optimizing quantum circuits and running them against quantum computers and simulators.

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Applying a gate to all line qubits without explicitly listing them in Cirq

Say we have a custom gate CG, defined by a unitary matrix U, and line qubits qubits in Cirq. ...
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Visualizing custom gates in Cirq

I'm trying to visualize a custom gate in Cirq. I have through this page, which briefly mentions how to create custom gates in Cirq. However, I'm getting errors when trying to visualize it. My current ...
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How to build a controlled two-qubit gate?

I have a two-qubit gate with below unitary: ...
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Can not build circuit unitary for a three-qubit gate in Cirq

I am trying to implement a three-qubit gate in an eight-qubit circuit. The method I use is the same by which I create my two-qubit gates with no issues. I produce the unitary of the gate and then ...
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Adding Quantum State Tomography Step in Cirq HHL Algorithm Implementation

Over the past month, I have been learning about the HHL algorithm and am interested in extending the implementation provided here (https://github.com/quantumlib/Cirq/blob/master/examples/hhl.py) to ...
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How to assign values to the symbols in a parametrized Cirq circuit without running it?

Is there a way to use a ParamResolver or Sweep to assign values to the symbols in a parameterized Cirq circuit without running it? For example, something like: ...
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How to cite cirq in a scientific article?

What would be the best/prefered bibtex entry for citing cirq ? Is this ok ? ...
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Can We Currently Import Quantum Datasets (Datasets Containing Quantum Data) Onto NISQ-era Quantum Computers?

I'm still investigating the TFQ whitepaper. In one section of the paper, the authors say this with respect to Quantum Datasets In general, [a quantum dataset] might come from a given black-box ...
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Implementing U2-Gates on Cirq

I am interested in using the QASM2Cirq methods to make this gate: u2(0, np.pi, q[0]). How can I build that object using Cirq rather than QASM string value passed onto cirq.
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VQE for Beginners : Using Tutorial and Cirq

I have been following this tutorial: https://dkopczyk.quantee.co.uk/vqe/ I am using Cirq to try to teach myself VQE, replicate their results, and also try to understand more about ansatz for ...
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Placement of quantum circuits

I have a question concerning the placement of quantum circuits on Google devices. Consider the following code: ...
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A bug during CIRQ installation

I had the following problem with an installation of the Cirq. When I typed python -m pip install cirq, I got the following line: "Cannot uninstall 'sympy'. It is ...
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Cirq: easiest way to compute qubit Hamiltonian expectation value with number of shots

I was wondering what was the easiest way to take a qubit Hamiltonian, and get an expectation value estimated with a certain number of shots over a parameterized quantum circuit (or ansatz) with Cirq.
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Building a state with parallel execution

I'm trying to implement the main algorithm described in the Quantum Recommendation Systems paper. In order to do this, I have to create a quantum state $|x\rangle$ corresponding to a real vector ...
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How to calculate the probabilities of observing quantum states using the “expectation_from_wavefunction” in cirq (and why)

I am currently simulating some quantum circuits, and want to calculate the probabilities of observing each individual state. I am able to use Cirq for this, and calculate it using $P_{00} = |\alpha|^2$...
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Normalization of the quantum state in Cirq

My understanding, for instance from [1], is the following: Assuming a state $\psi = \alpha |0> + \beta |1>$, where $\alpha$ and $\beta$ can be complex. I believe any state is always normalized, ...
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Explanation of HHL Cirq implementation [closed]

Can someone help me in understanding the program on the link given below? I would really appreciate if someone could give a detailed explanation ... https://github.com/quantumlib/Cirq/blob/master/...
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Cirq - Print state of qubit

Seeing a state of qubit is too complicated in Cirq I don't want to simulate, I would be happy for debugging, to see the probability/ amplitude of the state of a qubit, without measure and simulate ...
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Understanding SGD on a Quantum Circuit

I implemented the following circuit, a very simple circuit: I applied the technique presented on Farhi's paper - which I am so happy people in here are talking about more and more ! - and applied to ...
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Ising Model, Graphs, and Cirq

How would you explain, pictorially and without too much overhead, an interaction between the qubits on this model using Cirq? I am interested in trying to map accurately the ansatz on Cirq to a ...
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Cirq: creating a new device with custom coupling topology?

Cirq has two in-built realizations of quantum hardware, which are realized as GridQubit() and LineQubit() classes (naming convention is slightly disturbing:). GridQubit device mimics connectivity of ...
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Code for a simple optimization problem in Criq

For a demonstration, I would like to code a simple optimization problem in Cirq. I don't care what the problem is, but I want it understandable to someone who has had only basic algebra. One idea is ...
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Computing circuit depth in Cirq

I ran into a problem of how to extract circuit depth from Cirq circuit object. In Cirq circuits consist of a list of Moments. Number of moments is not equal to the circuit depth in general case. I ...
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Moments-based quantum circuit in Cirq

In Cirq, quantum circuit consists of moments, which in turn consists of operations. This is different from Qiskit/OpenQASM, which doesn’t have the concept of moments. What is the design philosophy ...
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Is there a mistake in the VQE Ansatz in Cirq's tutorial?

I have been going through Cirq's VQE background tutorial and after examining the Ansatz it seems to me that the only layer that actually affects the final measurement is the rot_x_layer. The other ...
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How to add noise to existing gates in Cirq?

I would like to add noise to existing gates in Cirq, i.e. to define something like NewGate = cirq.Gate(qubit) followed by ...
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cirq.Ry complains that it needs one argument

When I try to put an Ry gate into my circuit in cirq, I get an error saying that it only takes one argument. ...
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Cirq: Any interesting introductory level example using 2D grid of qubits?

I have already asked this question on reddit.com/r/QuantumComputing. Cirq supports to create quantum circuits composed by qubits having 2D grid structure. We have been preparing educational ...
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How to prepare a specific initial state of three qubits?

I would like to prepare the following initial state for variational quantum algorithms: $$ \sin\theta_1 \sin\theta_2 \sin\theta_3 |000\rangle + \sin\theta_1 \sin\theta_2 \cos\theta_3 |001\rangle + \...
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Cirq, qiskit, q#, ibmq(circuit board), other [closed]

Which platform is the best for programming quantum computers? Which one is your personal favourite? If other mention which one it is and if possible few resources for it.
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Is there a function that returns the probability of measuring a particular state in Cirq?

It is possible to use cirq.simulate and then the final_state keyword to get the final wavefunction of the circuit, however, the ...
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How to do a $C-PH$ gate in google cirq

I know that I can just use the $RZ$ gate to replace the $PH$ phase gate. But I need a way to implement the controlled phase gate $C-PH$ this cannot just be replaced with a $CRZ$ gate.
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Estimate run time of Cirq circuit on forthcoming Google quantum computer

Calling cirq.Simulator().run(..) on your circuit to get an idea of how it'd behave if you were to run on Google's (apparently) forthcoming real hardware is fine and dandy. Is there a way to estimate ...
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Quantum Optimization via Quantum Label Classification in Quantum Circuits

I have been reading Farhi and Neven's paper on quantum neural networks on quantum circuits. I also found an example - albeit not ideal as pointed out by a couple of users - thank you - in here. ...
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GridQubit in Cirq vs LineQubit

It's perhaps a very silly question, but in what ways is it advantageous to use GridQubit vs LineQubits to develop quantum circuits? Specially to develop ansatz ? Are GridQubits Cirq's way of ...
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How to implement NM Algorithm for Variational Quantum Eigensolver?

First of all: thanks for reading again. I appreciate the feedback I have gotten from this community the past weeks as I started to feel ready to ask questions about quantum computing topics. I am ...
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Measuring the expected energy of a quantum circuit

I implemented the following circuit: I am interested in measuring the expected energy of the circuit. I am using Cirq. I am wondering what are the next steps. Sorry if the question seems very basic, ...
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N-Toffoli on Cirq

I am looking for guidance in more generally how to developed n-bit gates in Cirq. I am working on a QNN paper and I need to develop a n-controlled gate to be able to measure the cost function of the ...
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How do you start a simulation with a random initial state in Cirq?

How do you create a random initial state by modifying the $2^{n}$ vector amplitudes instead of starting every simulation at $|0000...000\rangle$?
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Creating an ansatz for variational quantum algorithms?

I was recently reading through the tutorial on the Cirq documentation about creating variational quantum algorithms, and I came to the section on ansatz preparation. The way that the ansatz is ...
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How is $X^q$ equal to $RX(\pi q)$?

I've seen in google cirq that a $X^q$ gate is converted in openqasm to $RX(\pi q)$, why is that? Same for $S^q$ into $RZ(\pi q/2)$.
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How to add control to gates in Cirq?

My question is very simple. I know there is a method to add a control to previously defined gates. I saw in the API of cirq that there is a command Controlled gate (here). I'm not understanding though ...
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How to set a starting state in cirq?

I'm learning how to use the cirq library. Every time I set up a circuit the starting state of the qubits is $|0000..0\rangle$. Is there any way to make the starting state different? I'm thinking of ...
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Using parametrised values and 'Symbols' in Cirq

I'm just wondering how one should go about using parametrised values and the Symbol object that gets resolved at runtime? For example, if I would like to implement the gate $R_x(\theta) = e^{-i\theta/...
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Where does the Xmon simulator from Googles cirq framework its entropy from?

Measurements create entropy as we all know. But computers themselves are deterministic machines. Most devices use processor heat as a source for random number generation as far as I know - which has ...
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cirq.ControlledGate from sub-circuit generator

In Cirq, is it possible to take a sub-circuit generator and use it as the sub_gate in a cirq.ControlledGate? ...
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Why are these circuits not producing the same output?

I am simulating the phase shift algorithm on the Quirk platform. Even when the endian-ness of the built-in inverse QFT gate is corrected for, the circuits still output different results. Shouldn't the ...
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Why are these circuits not producing the expected output?

This circuit was created on the Quirk platform. I'm trying to implement a basic case of phase estimation. For some reason, I'm getting this strange result. When the Inverse QFT is broken down, it ...
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Do these outputs seem normal for the order finding algorithm?

I'm sorry for posting so many questions about this specific problem, but I just want to make sure that I am implementing an algorithm correctly. I am simulating the order finding algorithm (finding ...