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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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What are physically allowed CNOTs for Rigetti's 19 qubit chip and Google's 72 qubit BristleCone chip?

For each IBM quantum chip, one can write a dictionary mapping each control qubit j to a list of its physically allowed targets, assuming j is the control of a CNOT. For example, ...
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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 learn parameters in a quantum circuit, given an interference pattern?

Using cirq, I have the following quantum circuit, with three parameters: phi, alpha and beta: ...
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Is Qiskit more popular than cirq? Why?

It seems like most people are using Qiskit, what's the difference?
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Why is this implementation of the order finding algorithm not working?

I asked a question about this earlier, but I am still coming across problems in my algorithm implementation. I am trying to implement the order finding algorithm on Cirq finding the minimal positive $...
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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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List of qubit locations with cirq

As far I understand, qubits in cirq are labelled by their positions on chip. For example print( cirq.google.Foxtail.qubits ) yields ...
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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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Overview of Cirq, qiskit, q#, ibmq(circuit board), other [closed]

What is the difference between these frameworks or languages? What are the pros and cons of each of these? Do you know any similar framework/platform/language that gives some more advantages?
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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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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 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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How do I create my own unitary matrices that I can apply to a circuit in Cirq?

I am trying to simulate Deutsch's algorithm, and I need to apply the oracle function matrix to my circuit.
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Bloch sphere visualization using Cirq, ProjectQ, PyQuil

Is there a way to visualize the Bloch sphere using Cirq, ProjectQ, and/or PyQuil, as it is possible using plot_bloch_vector in Qiskit?
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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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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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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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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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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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Access and set_state during quantum computation simulation in cirq

The documentation for Cirq mentions the possibility to step through a circuit's moments, and access the exact wavefunction via step.state_vector(), and edit set it ...
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How do you represent one-qubit rotations in two registers as a $4\times 4$ unitary matrix?

Let's say you have a circuit that performs a Z-rotation in the first register, and a Y-rotation in second register. How can we express this "moment" in terms of a 4x4 matrix, i.e. a two-...
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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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In Simon's algorithm, is there a general method to define an oracle given a certain periodicity?

I have to implement Simon's algorithm in Cirq. I have problems determining the oracle $f(x)$ defined such that $f(x)=f(x\oplus a)$ from a certain value of $a$. Given a random $a$, is there a general ...
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Does TensorFlow Quantum tfq.convert_to_tensor work on custom gates?

I'm trying to use Cirq with TensorFlow Quantum to simulate a variational quantum classifier. There's a tutorial on the TFQ website on building a quantum neural network to classify a simplified version ...
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Cirq: n-qubit GHZ state

I am trying to write $n$ party GHZ state but at the end of the day, it seems like bi partite state. I am missing a detail. Here is my code ...
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Multiplying quantum circuits in cirq using * and computing "expectation values"

I am reading cirq guide about Simulation and there is an example in "Expectation values" paragraph that I don't understand. Everything boils down to the following snippet: ...
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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.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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In Cirq, how do you display circuit diagrams that are "prettier" than the ones displayed by default?

This is a duplicate of a question that was asked on the Cirq issues page. I'm duplicating this question to increase it's visibility. The standard way to print circuits in Cirq is by calling ...
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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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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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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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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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Encoding Numeric data as a quantum circuit in TFQ

I am working on a dataset where I have 6 input features that are numbers in the range of 1 - 1000 that need to be encoded as a quantum circuit. I am using TensorFlow Quantum for my research. While I ...
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Why `cirq` needs `Qid` class instead of just `Qudit` class?

I am just wondering in what way cirq.Qid class generalizes qudits. From cirq.Qid documentation we read that it Identifies a ...
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Cirq: Result of rotating qubit measurements never come [0 1] or [1 0 ], always come as [0,0] or [1,1]

I am creating a 2 qubit entangled state: ...
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Cirq.simulate expectation value of a Hamiltonian

I want to simulate the final state of an ansatz in cirq using simulate. Now I want to calculate the expectation value of a Hamiltonian. How do I do this? I can only find simulator.run examples in cirq....
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Is this the correct quantum circuit for the order-finding algorithm?

The algorithm is being implemented on Cirq, with the goal of finding the smallest $r$ for cooprime numbers $x$ and $N$ satisfying the equation $x^r \ = \ 1($mod $N)$. I have set $x \ = \ 2$ and $N \ = ...
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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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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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Does anyone know how to use TF Quantum with real hardware data?

I'm currently trying to embed a tensorflow model for denoising measurements as a tensorflow quantum model, and at some point I'd like for this to be able to run on hardware. After reading through all ...
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Why wont my custom controlled gates in Cirq work on a simulator?

To initialize a state in Cirq, I created a custom controlled rotation and a custom rotation gate. The effect of applying the custom controlled gates to the qubits doesn't seem to affect the state. ...
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Wrong Expectation value when implementing a VQE for the Heisenberg Hamiltonian

I tried to implement an extended Heisenberg-Hamiltonian as an extra exercise further than my homework. My Hamiltonian is the following: $H = \sum_{NN} \sigma_x\sigma_x + \sigma_z\sigma_z$ I try to ...
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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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VQE Cirq example

Is my understanding correct that in this example the Hamiltonian measurement is not performed through measuring individual Pauli operators because all its terms are mutually commuting? So, for each ...
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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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Would this quantum algorithm implementation work?

I am trying to implement the order finding algorithm on Cirq finding the minimal positive $r$ for coprime $x$ and $N$ satisfying the equation $x^r \ = \ 1$(mod$ \ N$). In my case, I have set $x \ = \ ...