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How can I implement an n-bit Toffoli gate?

I want to create a Toffoli gate controlled by n qubits, and implement it in QISKit. Can this be done? If so, how?
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What are theta, phi and lambda in cu1(theta, ctl, tgt) and cu3(theta, phi, lam, ctl, tgt)? What are the rotation matrices being used?

I was reading the documentation for qiskit.QuantumCircuit and came across the functions cu1(theta, ctl, tgt) and ...
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How to decompose this two-qubit unitary matrix to the standard gate set?

I have read some of the other decomposition questions here however still don't understand how to do it manually. The matrix I wish to decompose is the following for 2 qubits: $M=\frac{1}{\sqrt2}\...
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How to create an arbitrary state in QISKit for a local_qasm_simulator?

I would like to play with a quantum circuit local_qasm_simulator in QISKit, but I do not want to implement a separate quantum circuit that would prepare an initial ...
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SWAP gate(s) in the $R(\lambda^{-1})$ step of the HHL circuit for $4\times 4$ systems

Context: On the 5th page of the paper Quantum circuit design for solving linear systems of equations (Cao et al, 2012) there's this circuit: Schematic: A brief schematic of what's actually ...
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Big Endian vs. Little Endian in Qiskit

I've noticed that Q# favors Little Endian. Meaning that most operations are designed for this type of encoding. Is is it the same with Qiskit?
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How is the Grover-Algorithm applied to a database?

Question I want to use the Grover-Algorithm to search an unsorted database for an element $x$. Now the question arises, how do I initialize index and value of the database with the qubits? Example ...
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Does conditional gate collapse controller's superposition?

I've created a simple circuit in Q-Kit to understand conditional gates and outputted states on each step: In the beginning there is clear 00 state, which is the input The first qubit is passed ...
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How do I build a gate from a matrix on Qiskit?

I'm creating a gate for a project and need to test if it has the same results as the original circuit in a simulator, how do I build this gate on Qiskit? It's a 3 qubit gate, 8x8 matrix: $$ \frac{1}{...
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Checking value of variable using quantum approach

A beginner question after watching few videos. Say, var=a; var can be either of two values, ...
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Why do we need a Classical Register for carrying out Quantum Computations?

I've just started to mess about with QISKit on Python and one thing is confusing me a fair bit. Given that we are building Quantum Circuits what is the need for a classical register ? Is it because ...
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How would one implement a quantum equivalent of a while loop in IBM QISkit?

I'm writing a simple multiplication algorithm that uses the Quantum Fourier Transform to repetitively add a number (the multiplicand) to itself and decrements another number (the multiplier). The ...
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How to implement the CCH gate in quantum computers available in clouds?

How to implement CCH gate in quantum computers available in clouds? If there is not any gate directly available for it, what are the possible ways to represent CCH?
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Quantum algorithm for linear systems of equations (HHL09): Step 2 - Preparation of the initial states $|\Psi_0\rangle$ and $|b\rangle$

This is a continuation of Quantum algorithm for linear systems of equations (HHL09): Step 2 - What is $|\Psi_0\rangle$? In the paper: Quantum algorithm for linear systems of equations (Harrow, ...
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Submitting jobs to IBM devices without Python

Qiskit can be used to submit jobs to IBM devices using Python (or Swift and JavaScript). But what if I want to use a different language? For example, suppose I have a specific circuit I want to run. ...
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Visualization of Quantum Circuits when using IBM QISKit

I have followed the installation steps, regarding QISKit working environment. For circuit visualization, I've installed latex as in addition to poppler to convert from PDF to images. Afterwards, I ...
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What is the purpose of the TDG gate in QISKit?

The QISKIT documentation doesn't explain what a TDG gate does and I can't find it anywhere else online.
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How can noise on a device be simulated using measured noise parameters?

The real devices used as backends for Qiskit have calibration data that quantifies errors ($T_1$ and $T_2$, gate fidelities, etc). This can be accessed by, for example ...
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Why won't Qiskit ccx gate accept registers?

In Qiskit, they have the concept of a Toffoli gate (ccx). However, the following code throws an error: ...
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Qiskit in Julia language?

Is it possible to use Qiskit in Julia language? Or is there any wrapper that can be used to call the package from Julia language?
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How does the cnx gate work in Qiskit (Python)?

Could somebody explain the cnx operator, and how it operates on its qubit parameters to flip the target qubit in Qiskit (Python)?
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Implementing a complex circuit for a Szegedy quantum walk in qiskit

Problem definition I'm implementing a quantum circuit in qiskit for a Szegedy quantum walk, (reference, Fig 21.). It uses two registers of dimension $N$ ($N=3$) each one. The challenges I'm facing ...
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How do I check my remaining IBM Q credits?

I've already tried the approach in this answer, but I'm getting this error: ...
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How can the state $\lvert0\rangle+M^{-1/2}\sum_{j=1}^M\lvert j\rangle$ be generated?

I was wondering if anybody to help me to generate the following state. It would be preferable if you use only Hadamard, CNOT and T-gates, on $\lceil\log_2(M+1)\rceil$ qubits: $$|\psi\rangle = \frac{1}{...
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Cannot load account with Qiskit

I just got started with Qiskit. When I tried to save my account with the API token from IBMQ website, I got the error: ...
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A question about qiskit's WeightedPauliOperator.evolve method for IPEA (IQPE) implementation

I'm doing an implementation/tutorial of the iterative phase estimation algorithm (IPEA) and have a problem. My Hamiltonian is a diagonal matrix $H = \begin{pmatrix} E_1 & 0 \\ 0 & E_2\end{...
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'IBMQFactory' object has no attribute 'load_accounts'

I am following this qiskit workshop from https://colab.research.google.com/github/mtreinish/qiskit-workshop/blob/master/Workshop.ipynb . After adding my API key I had encountered the error ...