pygsti.circuits
A subpackage holding circuitrelated objects
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Submodules
Package Contents
Classes
A quantum circuit. 

A unmutable list (a tuple) of 

Encapsulates a single "plaquette" or "submatrix" within a circuit plot. 

A plaquette whose rows and columns correspond to measurement and preparation fiducial circuits. 

A plaquette whose rows and columns correspond to fiducial pairs and whose base is a germpower. 

Encapsulates a set of circuits, along with an associated structure. 
Functions

Create a list of circuits using a nested loop. 

Repeat x num_times times. 

The maximum number of times x can be repeated such that its length is <= max_length. 

Repeat the x an integer number of times such that the result has length <= max_length. 

Repeat and truncate x to yield a sequence with exactly length n. 

List all the circuits in a given length range. 

Iterative version of 

List all the circuits of a given length. 

Iterative version of 

List all distinct aperiodic circuits up to a maximum length. 

Create a list of random circuits of a given length. 

List the partial subcircuits of circuit. 

List the circuits required for running LGST. 

Compute the circuits that LGST is able to estimate from dataset and sets of fiducials. 

Converts a list of operation label tuples or strings to a list of 

Translates circuit according to the aliases in alias_dict. 

Applies 

Manipulates a Circuit object according to rules. 

Applies 

Applies 

Filters circuit by keeping only a subset of its "lines" (i.e. state space labels, often qubits). 

Constructs a set of circuits that amplify all the parameters of a clouldnoise model. 

Construct a template for how to create a "kcoverage" set of lengthn sequences. 

Deprecated function. 

Create a set of longsequence GST circuit lists (including structure). 

List all the circuits (i.e. experiments) required for longsequence GST (LSGST). 

Create a set of circuit lists for eLGST based on germs and maxlengths 

List of all the circuits (i.e. experiments) required for extended LGST (eLGST). 
Attributes
 class pygsti.circuits.Circuit(layer_labels=(), line_labels='auto', num_lines=None, editable=False, stringrep=None, name='', check=True, expand_subcircuits='default', occurrence=None, compilable_layer_indices=None)
Bases:
object
A quantum circuit.
A Circuit represents a quantum circuit, consisting of state preparation, gates, and measurement operations. It is composed of some number of “lines”, typically one per qubit, and stores the operations on these lines as a sequence of
Label
objects, one per circuit layer, whose .sslbls members indicate which line(s) the label belongs on. When a circuit is created with ‘editable=True’, a rich set of operations may be used to construct the circuit in place, after which done_editing() should be called so that the Circuit can be properly hashed as needed.Parameters
 layer_labelsiterable of Labels or str
This argument provides a list of the layer labels specifying the state preparations, gates, and measurements for the circuit. This argument can also be a
Circuit
or a string, in which case it is parsed as a textformatted circuit. Internally this will eventually be converted to a list of Label objects, one per layer, but it may be specified using anything that can be readily converted to a Label objects. For example, any of the following are allowed:[‘Gx’,’Gx’] : X gate on each of 2 layers
[Label(‘Gx’),Label(‘Gx’)] : same as above
[(‘Gx’,0),(‘Gy’,0)] : X then Y on qubit 0 (2 layers)
[[(‘Gx’,0),(‘Gx’,1)],[(‘Gy’,0),(‘Gy’,1)]] : parallel X then Y on qubits 0 & 1
 line_labelsiterable, optional
The (string valued) label for each circuit line. If ‘auto’, then line_labels is taken to be the list of all statespace labels present within layer_labels. If there are no such labels (e.g. if layer_labels contains just gate names like (‘Gx’,’Gy’)), then the special value ‘*’ is used as a single line label.
 num_linesint, optional
Specify this instead of line_labels to set the latter to the integers between 0 and num_lines1.
 editablebool, optional
Whether the created Circuit is created in able to be modified. If True, then you should call done_editing() once the circuit is completely assembled, as this makes the circuit readonly and allows it to be hashed.
 stringrepstring, optional
A string representation for the circuit. If None (the default), then this will be generated automatically when needed. One reason you’d want to specify this is if you know of a nice compact string representation that you’d rather use, e.g. “Gx^4” instead of the automatically generated “GxGxGxGx”. If you want to initialize a Circuit entirely from a string representation you can either specify the string in as layer_labels or set layer_labels to None and stringrep to any valid (oneline) circuit string.
 namestr, optional
A name for this circuit (useful if/when used as a block within larger circuits).
 checkbool, optional
Whether stringrep should be checked against layer_labels to ensure they are consistent, and whether the labels in layer_labels are a subset of line_labels. The only reason you’d want to set this to False is if you’re absolutely sure stringrep and line_labels are consistent and want to save computation time.
 expand_subcircuitsbool or “default”
If “default”, then the value of Circuit.default_expand_subcircuits is used. If True, then any subcircuits (e.g. anything exponentiated like “(GxGy)^4”) will be expanded when it is stored within the created Circuit. If False, then such subcircuits will be left asis. It’s typically more robust to expand subcircuits as this facilitates comparison (e.g. so “GxGx” == “Gx^2”), but in cases when you have massive exponents (e.g. “Gx^8192”) it may improve performance to set expand_subcircuits=False.
 occurrencehashable, optional
A value to set as the “occurrence id” for this circuit. This value doesn’t affect the circuit an any way except by affecting it’s hashing and equivalence testing. Circuits with different occurrence ids are not equivalent. Occurrence values effectively allow multiple copies of the same ciruit to be stored in a dictionary or
DataSet
. compilable_layer_indicestuple, optional
The circuitlayer indices that may be internally altered (but retaining the same target operation) and/or combined with the following circuit layer by a hardware compiler.when executing this circuit. Layers that are not “compilable” are effectively followed by a barrier which prevents the hardward compiler from restructuring the circuit across the layer boundary.
Attributes
 default_expand_subcircuitsbool
By default, expand subcircuit labels.
 line_labelstuple
The line labels (often qubit labels) of this circuit.
 layertuptuple
This Circuit’s layers as a standard Python tuple of layer Labels.
 tuptuple
This Circuit as a standard Python tuple of layer Labels and line labels.
 strstr
The Python string representation of this Circuit.
Creates a new Circuit object, encapsulating a quantum circuit.
You only need to supply the first layer_labels argument, though usually (except for just 1 or 2 qubits) you’ll want to also supply line_labels or num_lines. If you’ll be adding to or altering the circuit before using it, you should set editable=True.
Parameters
 layer_labelsiterable of Labels or str
This argument provides a list of the layer labels specifying the state preparations, gates, and measurements for the circuit. This argument can also be a
Circuit
or a string, in which case it is parsed as a textformatted circuit. Internally this will eventually be converted to a list of Label objects, one per layer, but it may be specified using anything that can be readily converted to a Label objects. For example, any of the following are allowed:[‘Gx’,’Gx’] : X gate on each of 2 layers
[Label(‘Gx’),Label(‘Gx’)] : same as above
[(‘Gx’,0),(‘Gy’,0)] : X then Y on qubit 0 (2 layers)
[[(‘Gx’,0),(‘Gx’,1)],[(‘Gy’,0),(‘Gy’,1)]] : parallel X then Y on qubits 0 & 1
 line_labelsiterable, optional
The (string valued) label for each circuit line. If ‘auto’, then line_labels is taken to be the list of all statespace labels present within layer_labels. If there are no such labels (e.g. if layer_labels contains just gate names like (‘Gx’,’Gy’)), then the special value ‘*’ is used as a single line label.
 num_linesint, optional
Specify this instead of line_labels to set the latter to the integers between 0 and num_lines1.
 editablebool, optional
Whether the created Circuit is created in able to be modified. If True, then you should call done_editing() once the circuit is completely assembled, as this makes the circuit readonly and allows it to be hashed.
 stringrepstring, optional
A string representation for the circuit. If None (the default), then this will be generated automatically when needed. One reason you’d want to specify this is if you know of a nice compact string representation that you’d rather use, e.g. “Gx^4” instead of the automatically generated “GxGxGxGx”. If you want to initialize a Circuit entirely from a string representation you can either specify the string in as layer_labels or set layer_labels to None and stringrep to any valid (oneline) circuit string.
 namestr, optional
A name for this circuit (useful if/when used as a block within larger circuits).
 checkbool, optional
Whether stringrep should be checked against layer_labels to ensure they are consistent, and whether the labels in layer_labels are a subset of line_labels. The only reason you’d want to set this to False is if you’re absolutely sure stringrep and line_labels are consistent and want to save computation time.
 expand_subcircuitsbool or “default”
If “default”, then the value of Circuit.default_expand_subcircuits is used. If True, then any subcircuits (e.g. anything exponentiated like “(GxGy)^4”) will be expanded when it is stored within the created Circuit. If False, then such subcircuits will be left asis. It’s typically more robust to expand subcircuits as this facilitates comparison (e.g. so “GxGx” == “Gx^2”), but in cases when you have massive exponents (e.g. “Gx^8192”) it may improve performance to set expand_subcircuits=False.
 occurrencehashable, optional
A value to set as the “occurrence id” for this circuit. This value doesn’t affect the circuit an any way except by affecting it’s hashing and equivalence testing. Circuits with different occurrence ids are not equivalent. Occurrence values effectively allow multiple copies of the same ciruit to be stored in a dictionary or
DataSet
. compilable_layer_indicestuple, optional
The circuitlayer indices that may be internally altered (but retaining the same target operation) and/or combined with the following circuit layer by a hardware compiler.when executing this circuit. Layers that are not “compilable” are effectively followed by a barrier which prevents the hardward compiler from restructuring the circuit across the layer boundary.
 property line_labels
The line labels (often qubit labels) of this circuit.
 property name
The name of this circuit.
Note: the name is not a part of the hashed value. The name is used to name the
CircuitLabel
returned fromto_label()
.
 property occurrence
The occurrence id of this circuit.
 property tup
This Circuit as a standard Python tuple of layer Labels and line labels.
Returns
tuple
 property compilable_layer_indices
Tuple of the layer indices corresponding to “compilable” layers.
 property compilable_by_layer
Boolean array indicating whether each layer is “compilable” or not.
 property layerstr
Just the string representation of the circuit layers (no ‘@<line_labels>’ suffix)
 property linesstr
Just the string representation of the circuit’s line labels (the ‘@<line_labels>’ suffix)
 property num_layers
The number of circuit layers.
In simple circuits, this is the same as the depth (given by
depth()
). For circuits containing subcircuit blocks, this gives the number of toplevel layers in this circuit.Returns
int
 property depth
The circuit depth.
This is the number of layers in simple circuits. For circuits containing subcircuit blocks, this includes the full depth of these blocks. If you just want the number of toplevel layers, use
num_layers()
.Returns
int
 property width
The circuit width.
This is the number of qubits on which the circuit acts. This includes qubits that only idle, but are included as part of the circuit according to self.line_labels.
Returns
int
 property size
Returns the circuit size.
This is the sum of the sizes of all the gates in the circuit. A gate that acts on nqubits has a size of n, with the exception of the idle which has a size of 0. Hence, the circuit is given by: size = depth * num_lines  num_1Q_idles.
Returns
int
 property duration
 property num_multiq_gates
The number of multiqubit (2+ qubits) gates in the circuit.
(Note that this cannot distinguish between “true” multiqubit gates and gate that have been defined to act on more than one qubit but that represent some tensorproduct gate.)
Returns
int
 default_expand_subcircuits = True
 classmethod cast(obj)
Convert obj into a
Circuit
.Parameters
 objobject
Object to convert
Returns
Circuit
 classmethod from_tuple(tup)
Creates a
Circuit
from a tupleParameters
 tuptuple
The tuple to convert.
Returns
Circuit
 to_label(nreps=1)
Construct and return this entire circuit as a
CircuitLabel
.Note: occurrenceid information is not stored in a circuit label, so circuits that differ only in their occurence_id will return circuit labels that are equal.
Parameters
 nrepsint, optional
The number of times this circuit will be repeated (CircuitLabels support exponentiation and you can specify this here).
Returns
CircuitLabel
 repeat(ntimes, expand='default')
Repeat this circuit ntimes times.
Parameters
 ntimesint
Number of repetitions.
 expandbool or “default”, optional
When False, the returned circuit will contain a
CircuitLabel
encapsulating the repetitions without explicitly storing them. When True, the returned circuit will be expanded into the ntimes repetitions. “default” means to use the value in the class variable Circuit.default_expand_subcircuits.
 copy(editable='auto')
Returns a copy of the circuit.
Parameters
 editable{True,False,”auto”}
Whether returned copy is editable. If “auto” is given, then the copy is editable if and only if this Circuit is.
Returns
Circuit
 extract_labels(layers=None, lines=None, strict=True)
Get a subregion  a “rectangle”  of this Circuit.
This can be used to select multiple layers and/or lines of this Circuit. The strict argument controls whether gates need to be entirely within the given rectangle or can be intersecting it. If layers is a single integer then a
Label
is returned (representing a layer or a part of a layer), otherwise aCircuit
is returned.Parameters
 layersint, slice, or list/tuple of ints
Which layers to select (the horizontal dimension of the selection rectangle). Layers are always selected by index, and this argument can be a single (integer) index  in which case a Label is returned  or multiple indices as given by a slice or list  in which case a Circuit is returned. Note that, even though we speak of a “rectangle”, layer indices do not need to be contiguous. The special value None selects all layers.
 linesstr/int, slice, or list/tuple of strs/ints
Which lines to select (the vertical dimension of the selection rectangle). Lines are selected by their linelabels (elements of the circuit’s .line_labels property), which can be strings and/or integers. A single or multiple linelabels can be specified. If the line labels are integers a slice can be used, otherwise a list or tuple of labels is the only way to select multiple of them. Note that linelabels do not need to be contiguous. The special value None selects all lines.
 strictbool, optional
When True, only gates lying completely within the selected region are included in the return value. If a gate straddles the region boundary (e.g. if we select just line 1 and the circuit contains “Gcnot:1:2”) then it is silently notincluded in the returned label or circuit. If False, then gates which straddle the region boundary are included. Note that this may result in a Label or Circuit containing more line labels than where requested in the call to extract_labels(…)..
Returns
 Label or Circuit
The requested portion of this circuit, given as a Label if layers is a single integer and as a Circuit otherwise. Note: if you want a Circuit when only selecting one layer, set layers to a slice or tuple containing just a single index.
 set_labels(lbls, layers=None, lines=None)
Write lbls to the block defined by the layers and lines arguments.
Note that lbls can be anything interpretable as a
Label
or list of labels.Parameters
 lblsLabel, list/tuple of Labels, or Circuit
When layers is a single integer, lbls should be a single “layer label” of type Label. Otherwise, lbls should be a list or tuple of Label objects with length equal to the number of layers being set. A Circuit may also be used in this case.
 layersint, slice, or list/tuple of ints
Which layers to set (the horizontal dimension of the destination rectangle). Layers are always selected by index, and this argument can be a single (integer) index or multiple indices as given by a slice or list. Note that these indices do not need to be contiguous. The special value None stands for all layers.
 linesstr/int, slice, or list/tuple of strs/ints
Which lines to set (the vertical dimension of the destination rectangle). Lines are selected by their linelabels, which can be strings and/or integers. A single or multiple linelabels can be specified. If the line labels are integers a slice can be used, otherwise a list or tuple of labels is the only way to specify multiple of them. The linelabels do not need to be contiguous. The special value None stands for all lines, and in this case new lines will be created if there are new statespace labels in lbls (when lines is not None an error is raised instead).
Returns
None
 insert_idling_layers(insert_before, num_to_insert, lines=None)
Inserts into this circuit one or more idling (blank) layers, returning a copy.
By default, complete layer(s) are inserted. The lines argument allows you to insert partial layers (on only a subset of the lines).
Parameters
 insert_beforeint
The layer index to insert the new layers before. Can be from 0 (insert at the beginning) to len(self)1 (insert at end), and negative indexing can be used to insert relative to the last layer. The special value None inserts at the end.
 num_to_insertint
The number of new layers to insert.
 linesstr/int, slice, or list/tuple of strs/ints, optional
Which lines should have new layers (blank circuit space) inserted into them. A single or multiple linelabels can be specified, similarly as in
extract_labels()
. The default value None stands for all lines.
Returns
Circuit
 insert_idling_layers_inplace(insert_before, num_to_insert, lines=None)
Inserts into this circuit one or more idling (blank) layers.
By default, complete layer(s) are inserted. The lines argument allows you to insert partial layers (on only a subset of the lines).
Parameters
 insert_beforeint
The layer index to insert the new layers before. Can be from 0 (insert at the beginning) to len(self)1 (insert at end), and negative indexing can be used to insert relative to the last layer. The special value None inserts at the end.
 num_to_insertint
The number of new layers to insert.
 linesstr/int, slice, or list/tuple of strs/ints, optional
Which lines should have new layers (blank circuit space) inserted into them. A single or multiple linelabels can be specified, similarly as in
extract_labels()
. The default value None stands for all lines.
Returns
None
 insert_labels_into_layers(lbls, layer_to_insert_before, lines=None)
Inserts into this circuit the contents of lbls into new full or partial layers, returning a copy.
By default, complete layer(s) are inserted. The lines argument allows you to insert partial layers (on only a subset of the lines).
Parameters
 lblslist/tuple of Labels, or Circuit
The full or partial layer labels to insert. The length of this list, tuple, or circuit determines the number of layers which are inserted.
 layer_to_insert_beforeint
The layer index to insert lbls before. Can be from 0 (insert at the beginning) to len(self)1 (insert at end), and negative indexing can be used to insert relative to the last layer. The special value None inserts at the end.
 linesstr/int, slice, or list/tuple of strs/ints, optional
Which lines should have lbls inserted into them. Currently this can only be a larger set than the set of line labels present in lbls (in future versions this may allow filtering of lbls). value None stands for all lines.
Returns
Circuit
 insert_labels_into_layers_inplace(lbls, layer_to_insert_before, lines=None)
Inserts into this circuit the contents of lbls into new full or partial layers.
By default, complete layer(s) are inserted. The lines argument allows you to insert partial layers (on only a subset of the lines).
Parameters
 lblslist/tuple of Labels, or Circuit
The full or partial layer labels to insert. The length of this list, tuple, or circuit determines the number of layers which are inserted.
 layer_to_insert_beforeint
The layer index to insert lbls before. Can be from 0 (insert at the beginning) to len(self)1 (insert at end), and negative indexing can be used to insert relative to the last layer. The special value None inserts at the end.
 linesstr/int, slice, or list/tuple of strs/ints, optional
Which lines should have lbls inserted into them. Currently this can only be a larger set than the set of line labels present in lbls (in future versions this may allow filtering of lbls). value None stands for all lines.
Returns
None
 insert_idling_lines(insert_before, line_labels)
Insert one or more idling (blank) lines into this circuit, returning a copy.
Parameters
 insert_beforestr or int
The line label to insert new lines before. The special value None inserts lines at the bottom of this circuit.
 line_labelslist or tuple
A list or tuple of the new line labels to insert (can be integers and/or strings).
Returns
Circuit
 insert_idling_lines_inplace(insert_before, line_labels)
Insert one or more idling (blank) lines into this circuit.
Parameters
 insert_beforestr or int
The line label to insert new lines before. The special value None inserts lines at the bottom of this circuit.
 line_labelslist or tuple
A list or tuple of the new line labels to insert (can be integers and/or strings).
Returns
None
 insert_labels_as_lines_inplace(lbls, layer_to_insert_before=None, line_to_insert_before=None, line_labels='auto')
Inserts into this circuit the contents of lbls into new lines.
By default, lbls is inserted at the beginning of the new lines(s). The layer_to_insert_before argument allows you to insert lbls beginning at a layer of your choice.
Parameters
 lblslist/tuple of Labels, or Circuit
A list of layer labels to insert as new lines. The statespace (line) labels within lbls must not overlap with that of this circuit or an error is raised. If lbls contains more layers than this circuit currently has, new layers are added automatically.
 layer_to_insert_beforeint
The layer index to insert lbls before. Can be from 0 (insert at the beginning) to len(self)1 (insert at end), and negative indexing can be used to insert relative to the last layer. The default value of None inserts at the beginning.
 line_to_insert_beforestr or int
The line label to insert the new lines before. The default value of None inserts lines at the bottom of the circuit.
 line_labelslist, tuple, or “auto”
The labels of the new lines being inserted. If “auto”, then these are inferred from lbls.
Returns
None
 insert_labels_as_lines(lbls, layer_to_insert_before=None, line_to_insert_before=None, line_labels='auto')
Inserts into this circuit the contents of lbls into new lines, returning a copy.
By default, lbls is inserted at the beginning of the new lines(s). The layer_to_insert_before argument allows you to insert lbls beginning at a layer of your choice.
Parameters
 lblslist/tuple of Labels, or Circuit
A list of layer labels to insert as new lines. The statespace (line) labels within lbls must not overlap with that of this circuit or an error is raised. If lbls contains more layers than this circuit currently has, new layers are added automatically.
 layer_to_insert_beforeint
The layer index to insert lbls before. Can be from 0 (insert at the beginning) to len(self)1 (insert at end), and negative indexing can be used to insert relative to the last layer. The default value of None inserts at the beginning.
 line_to_insert_beforestr or int
The line label to insert the new lines before. The default value of None inserts lines at the bottom of the circuit.
 line_labelslist, tuple, or “auto”
The labels of the new lines being inserted. If “auto”, then these are inferred from lbls.
Returns
None
 clear_labels(layers=None, lines=None, clear_straddlers=False)
Removes all the gates within the given circuit region. Does not reduce the number of layers or lines.
Parameters
 layersint, slice, or list/tuple of ints
Defines the horizontal dimension of the region to clear. See
extract_labels()
for details. linesstr/int, slice, or list/tuple of strs/ints
Defines the vertical dimension of the region to clear. See
extract_labels()
for details. clear_straddlersbool, optional
Whether or not gates which straddle cleared and noncleared lines should be cleared. If False and straddling gates exist, an error will be raised.
Returns
None
 delete_layers(layers=None)
Deletes one or more layers from the circuit.
Parameters
 layersint, slice, or list/tuple of ints
The layer index or indices to delete. See
extract_labels()
for details.
Returns
None
 delete_lines(lines, delete_straddlers=False)
Deletes one or more lines from the circuit.
Parameters
 linesstr/int, slice, or list/tuple of strs/ints
The line label(s) to delete. See
extract_labels()
for details. delete_straddlersbool, optional
Whether or not gates which straddle deleted and nondeleted lines should be removed. If False and straddling gates exist, an error will be raised.
Returns
None
 to_pythonstr(op_labels)
Convert this circuit to an “encoded” python string.
In the returned string each operation label is represented as a single character, starting with ‘A’ and continuing down the alphabet. This can be useful for processing operation sequences using python’s string tools (regex in particular).
Parameters
 op_labelstuple
An iterable containing at least all the layerLabels that appear in this Circuit, and which will be mapped to alphabet characters, beginning with ‘A’.
Returns
 string
The converted operation sequence.
Examples
(‘Gx’,’Gx’,’Gy’,’Gx’) => “AABA”
 classmethod from_pythonstr(python_string, op_labels)
Decode an “encoded string” into a
Circuit
.Create a Circuit from a python string where each operation label is represented as a single character, starting with ‘A’ and continuing down the alphabet. This performs the inverse of
to_pythonstr()
.Parameters
 python_stringstring
string whose individual characters correspond to the operation labels of a operation sequence.
 op_labelstuple
tuple containing all the operation labels that will be mapped from alphabet characters, beginning with ‘A’.
Returns
Circuit
Examples
“AABA” => (‘Gx’,’Gx’,’Gy’,’Gx’)
 serialize(expand_subcircuits=False)
Serialize the parallel gate operations of this Circuit.
Construct a new Circuit whereby all layers containing multiple gates are converted to separate singlegate layers, effectively putting each elementary gate operation into its own layer. Ordering is dictated by the ordering of the compound layer labels.
Parameters
 expand_subcircuitsbool
Whether subcircuits should be expanded before performing the serialization. If False, the circuit may contain
CircuitLabel
layers.
Returns
Circuit
 parallelize(can_break_labels=True, adjacent_only=False)
Compress a circuit’s gates by performing them in parallel.
Construct a circuit with the same underlying labels as this one, but with as many gates performed in parallel as possible (with some restrictions  see the Parameters section below). Generally, gates are moved as far left (toward the start) of the circuit as possible.
Parameters
 can_break_labelsbool, optional
Whether compound (parallelgate) labels in this Circuit can be separated during the parallelization process. For example, if can_break_labels=True then “Gx:0[Gy:0Gy:1]” => “[Gx:0Gy:1]Gy:0” whereas if can_break_labels=False the result would remain “Gx:0[Gy:0Gy:1]” because [Gy:0Gy:1] cannot be separated.
 adjacent_onlybool, optional
It True, then operation labels are only allowed to move into an adjacent label, that is, they cannot move “through” other operation labels. For example, if adjacent_only=True then “Gx:0Gy:0Gy:1” => “Gx:0[Gy:0Gy:1]” whereas if adjacent_only=False the result would be “[Gx:0Gy:1]Gy:0. Setting this to True is sometimes useful if you want to parallelize a serial string in such a way that subsequently calling .serialize() will give you back the original string.
Returns
Circuit
 expand_subcircuits_inplace()
Expands all
CircuitLabel
labels within this circuit.This operation is done in place and so can only be performed on an editable
Circuit
.Returns
None
 factorize_repetitions_inplace()
Attempt to replace repeated subcircuits with
CircuitLabel
objects.More or less the reverse of
expand_subcircuits()
, this method attempts to collapse repetitions of the same labels into singleCircuitLabel
labels within this circuit.This operation is done in place and so can only be performed on an editable
Circuit
.Returns
None
 insert_layer(circuit_layer, j)
Inserts a single layer into a circuit, returning a copy.
The input layer does not need to contain a gate that acts on every qubit, but it should not contain more than one gate on a qubit.
Parameters
 circuit_layerLabel
The layer to insert. A (possibly compound) Label object or something that can be converted into one, e.g. ((‘Gx’,0),(‘Gcnot’,1,2)) or just ‘Gx’.
 jint
The layer index (depth) at which to insert the circuit_layer.
Returns
Circuit
 insert_layer_inplace(circuit_layer, j)
Inserts a single layer into a circuit.
The input layer does not need to contain a gate that acts on every qubit, but it should not contain more than one gate on a qubit.
Parameters
 circuit_layerLabel
The layer to insert. A (possibly compound) Label object or something that can be converted into one, e.g. ((‘Gx’,0),(‘Gcnot’,1,2)) or just ‘Gx’.
 jint
The layer index (depth) at which to insert the circuit_layer.
Returns
None
 insert_circuit(circuit, j)
Inserts a circuit into this circuit, returning a copy.
The circuit to insert can be over more qubits than this circuit, as long as all qubits that are not part of this circuit are idling. In this case, the idling qubits are all discarded. The circuit to insert can also be on less qubits than this circuit: all other qubits are set to idling. So, the labels of the circuit to insert for all nonidling qubits must be a subset of the labels of this circuit.
Parameters
 circuitCircuit
The circuit to be inserted.
 jint
The layer index (depth) at which to insert the circuit.
Returns
Circuit
 insert_circuit_inplace(circuit, j)
Inserts a circuit into this circuit.
The circuit to insert can be over more qubits than this circuit, as long as all qubits that are not part of this circuit are idling. In this case, the idling qubits are all discarded. The circuit to insert can also be on less qubits than this circuit: all other qubits are set to idling. So, the labels of the circuit to insert for all nonidling qubits must be a subset of the labels of this circuit.
Parameters
 circuitCircuit
The circuit to be inserted.
 jint
The layer index (depth) at which to insert the circuit.
Returns
None
 append_circuit(circuit)
Append a circuit to the end of this circuit, returning a copy.
This circuit must satisfy the requirements of
insert_circuit()
. See that method for more details.Parameters
 circuitA Circuit object
The circuit to be appended.
Returns
Circuit
 append_circuit_inplace(circuit)
Append a circuit to the end of this circuit.
This circuit must satisfy the requirements of
insert_circuit()
. See that method for more details.Parameters
 circuitA Circuit object
The circuit to be appended.
Returns
None
 prefix_circuit(circuit)
Prefix a circuit to the beginning of this circuit, returning a copy.
This circuit must satisfy the requirements of the
insert_circuit()
. See that method for more details.Parameters
 circuitA Circuit object
The circuit to be prefixed.
Returns
Circuit
 prefix_circuit_inplace(circuit)
Prefix a circuit to the beginning of this circuit.
This circuit must satisfy the requirements of the
insert_circuit()
. See that method for more details.Parameters
 circuitA Circuit object
The circuit to be prefixed.
Returns
None
 tensor_circuit_inplace(circuit, line_order=None)
The tensor product of this circuit and circuit.
That is, it adds circuit to this circuit as new lines. The line labels of circuit must be disjoint from the line labels of this circuit, as otherwise applying the circuits in parallel does not make sense.
Parameters
 circuitA Circuit object
The circuit to be tensored.
 line_orderList, optional
A list of all the line labels specifying the order of the circuit in the updated circuit. If None, the lines of circuit are added below the lines of this circuit. Note that, for many purposes, the ordering of lines of the circuit is irrelevant.
Returns
None
 tensor_circuit(circuit, line_order=None)
The tensor product of this circuit and circuit, returning a copy.
That is, it adds circuit to this circuit as new lines. The line labels of circuit must be disjoint from the line labels of this circuit, as otherwise applying the circuits in parallel does not make sense.
Parameters
 circuitA Circuit object
The circuit to be tensored.
 line_orderList, optional
A list of all the line labels specifying the order of the circuit in the updated circuit. If None, the lines of circuit are added below the lines of this circuit. Note that, for many purposes, the ordering of lines of the circuit is irrelevant.
Returns
Circuit
 replace_layer_with_circuit_inplace(circuit, j)
Replaces the jth layer of this circuit with circuit.
Parameters
 circuitCircuit
The circuit to insert
 jint
The layer index to replace.
Returns
None
 replace_layer_with_circuit(circuit, j)
Replaces the jth layer of this circuit with circuit, returning a copy.
Parameters
 circuitCircuit
The circuit to insert
 jint
The layer index to replace.
Returns
Circuit
 replace_gatename_inplace(old_gatename, new_gatename)
Changes the name of a gate throughout this Circuit.
Note that the name is only a part of the label identifying each gate, and doesn’t include the lines (qubits) a gate acts upon. For example, the “Gx:0” and “Gx:1” labels both have the same name but act on different qubits.
Parameters
 old_gatenamestr
The gate name to replace.
 new_gatenamestr
The name to replace old_gatename with.
Returns
None
 replace_gatename(old_gatename, new_gatename)
Returns a copy of this Circuit except that old_gatename is changed to new_gatename.
Note that the “name” is only a part of the “label” identifying each gate, and doesn’t include the lines (qubits) a gate acts upon. For example, the “Gx:0” and “Gx:1” labels both have the same name but act on different qubits.
Parameters
 old_gatenamestr
The gate name to replace.
 new_gatenamestr
The name to replace old_gatename with.
Returns
Circuit
 replace_gatename_with_idle_inplace(gatename)
Treats a given gatename as an idle gate throughout this Circuit.
This effectively removes this gate name from the circuit, and replaces a layer containing only this gate name with an idle layer.
Parameters
 gatenamestr
The gate name to replace.
Returns
None
 replace_gatename_with_idle(gatename)
Returns a copy of this Circuit with a given gatename treated as an idle gate.
This effectively removes this gate name from the circuit, and replaces a layer containing only this gate name with an idle layer.
Parameters
 gatenamestr
The gate name to replace.
Returns
Circuit
 replace_layer(old_layer, new_layer)
Returns a copy of this Circuit except that old_layer is changed to new_layer.
Parameters
 old_layerstr or Label
The layer to find.
 new_layerstr or Label
The layer to replace found layers with.
Returns
Circuit
 replace_layers_with_aliases(alias_dict)
Performs a find and replace using layer aliases.
Returns a copy of this Circuit except that it’s layers that match keys of alias_dict are replaced with the corresponding values.
Parameters
 alias_dictdict
A dictionary whose keys are layer Labels (or equivalent tuples or strings), and whose values are Circuits.
Returns
Circuit
 change_gate_library(compilation, allowed_filter=None, allow_unchanged_gates=False, depth_compression=True, one_q_gate_relations=None)
Reexpress a circuit over a different model.
Parameters
 compilationdict or CompilationLibrary.
If a dictionary, the keys are some or all of the gates that appear in the circuit, and the values are replacement circuits that are normally compilations for each of these gates (if they are not, the action of the circuit will be changed). The circuits need not be on all of the qubits, and need only satisfy the requirements of the insert_circuit method. There must be a key for every gate except the self.identity gate, unless allow_unchanged_gates is False. In that case, gate that aren’t a key in this dictionary are left unchanged.
If a CompilationLibrary, this will be queried via the retrieve_compilation_of() method to find compilations for all of the gates in the circuit. So this CompilationLibrary must contain or be able to autogenerate compilations for the requested gates, except when allow_unchanged_gates is True. In that case, gates that a compilation is not returned for are left unchanged.
 allowed_filterdict or set, optional
Specifies which gates are allowed to be used when generating compilations from compilation. Can only be not None if compilation is a CompilationLibrary. If a dict, keys must be gate names (like “Gcnot”) and values
QubitGraph
objects indicating where that gate (if it’s present in the library) may be used. If a set, then it specifies a set of qubits and any gate in the current library that is confined within that set is allowed. If None, then all gates within the library are allowed. allow_unchanged_gatesbool, optional
Whether to allow some gates to remain unchanged, and therefore to be absent from compilation. When True such gates are left alone; when False an error is raised if any such gates are encountered.
 depth_compressionbool, optional
Whether to perform depth compression after changing the gate library. If one_q_gate_relations is None this will only remove idle layers and compress the circuit by moving everything as far forward as is possible without knowledge of the action of any gates other than self.identity. See the depth_compression method for more details. Under most circumstances this should be true; if it is False changing gate library will often result in a massive increase in circuit depth.
 one_q_gate_relationsdict, optional
Gate relations for the onequbit gates in the new gate library, that are used in the depth compression, to cancel / combine gates. E.g., one keyvalue pair might be (‘Gh’,’Gh’) : ‘I’, to signify that two Hadamards c ompose to the idle gate ‘Gi’. See the depth_compression() method for more details.
Returns
None
 map_names_inplace(mapper)
The names of all of the simple labels are updated inplace according to the mapping function mapper.
Parameters
 mapperdict or function
A dictionary whose keys are the existing gate name values and whose values are the new names (strings) or a function which takes a single (existing name) argument and returns a new name.
Returns
None
 map_state_space_labels_inplace(mapper)
The labels of all of the lines (wires/qubits) are updated according to the mapping function mapper.
Parameters
 mapperdict or function
A dictionary whose keys are the existing self.line_labels values and whose value are the new labels, or a function which takes a single (existing linelabel) argument and returns a new linelabel.
Returns
None
 map_state_space_labels(mapper)
Creates a new Circuit whose line labels are updated according to the mapping function mapper.
Parameters
 mapperdict or function
A dictionary whose keys are the existing self.line_labels values and whose value are the new labels, or a function which takes a single (existing linelabel) argument and returns a new linelabel.
Returns
Circuit
 reorder_lines_inplace(order)
Reorders the lines (wires/qubits) of the circuit.
Note that the ordering of the lines is unimportant for most purposes.
Parameters
 orderlist
A list containing all of the circuit line labels (self.line_labels) in the order that the should be converted to.
Returns
None
 reorder_lines(order)
Reorders the lines (wires/qubits) of the circuit, returning a copy.
Note that the ordering of the lines is unimportant for most purposes.
Parameters
 orderlist
A list containing all of the circuit line labels (self.line_labels) in the order that the should be converted to.
Returns
Circuit
 idling_lines(idle_layer_labels=None)
Returns the line labels corresponding to idling lines.
Parameters
 idle_layer_labelsiterable, optional
A list or tuple of layerlabels that should be treated as idle operations, so their presence will not disqualify a line from being “idle”. E.g. [“Gi”] will cause “Gi” layers to be considered idle layers.
Returns
tuple
 delete_idling_lines_inplace(idle_layer_labels=None)
Removes from this circuit all lines that are idling at every layer.
Parameters
 idle_layer_labelsiterable, optional
A list or tuple of layerlabels that should be treated as idle operations, so their presence will not disqualify a line from being “idle”. E.g. [“Gi”] will cause “Gi” layers to be considered idle layers.
Returns
None
 delete_idling_lines(idle_layer_labels=None)
Removes from this circuit all lines that are idling at every layer, returning a copy.
Parameters
 idle_layer_labelsiterable, optional
A list or tuple of layerlabels that should be treated as idle operations, so their presence will not disqualify a line from being “idle”. E.g. [“Gi”] will cause “Gi” layers to be considered idle layers.
Returns
Circuit
 replace_with_idling_line_inplace(line_label, clear_straddlers=True)
Converts the specified line to an idling line, by removing all its gates.
If there are any multiqubit gates acting on this line, this function will raise an error when clear_straddlers=False.
Parameters
 line_labelstr or int
The label of the line to convert to an idling line.
 clear_straddlersbool, optional
Whether or not gates which straddle the line_label should also be cleared. If False and straddling gates exist, an error will be raised.
Returns
None
 delete_idle_layers_inplace()
Deletes all layers in this circuit that contain no gate operations.
One of the steps of the depth_compression() method.
Returns
 bool
False if the circuit is unchanged, and True otherwise.
 compress_depth_inplace(one_q_gate_relations=None, verbosity=0)
Compresses the depth of this circuit using very simple rewrite rules.
If one_q_gate_relations is provided, all sequences of 1qubit gates in the circuit are compressed as far as is possible using only the pairwise combination rules provided by this dict (see below).
All gates are shifted forwarded as far as is possible without any knowledge of what any of the gates are.
All idleonly layers are deleted.
Parameters
 one_q_gate_relationsdict
Keys that are pairs of strings, corresponding to 1qubit gate names, with values that are a single string, also corresponding to a 1qubit gate name. Whenever a 1qubit gate with name name1 is followed in the circuit by a 1qubit gate with name2 then, if one_q_gate_relations[name1,name2] = name3, name1 > name3 and name2 > self.identity, the identity name in the circuit. Moreover, this is still implemented when there are self.identity gates between these 1qubit gates, and it is implemented iteratively in the sense that if there is a sequence of 1qubit gates with names name1, name2, name3, … and there are relations for all of (name1,name2) > name12, (name12,name3) > name123 etc then the entire sequence of 1qubit gates will be compressed into a single possibly nonidle 1qubit gate followed by idle gates in place of the previous 1qubit gates.
If a QubitProcessorSpec object has been created for the gates/device in question, the QubitProcessorSpec.oneQgate_relations is the appropriate (and autogenerated) one_q_gate_relations.
Note that this function will not compress sequences of 1qubit gates that cannot be compressed by independently inspecting sequential nonidle pairs (as would be the case with, for example, Gxpi Gzpi Gxpi Gzpi, if the relation did not know that (Gxpi,Gzpi) > Gypi, even though the sequence is the identity).
 verbosityint, optional
If > 0, information about the depth compression is printed to screen.
Returns
None
 layer(j)
Returns a tuple of the components, i.e. the (nonidentity) gates, in the layer at depth j.
These are the .components of the
Label
returned by indexing this Circuit (using square brackets) with j, i.e. this returns this_circuit[j].components.Parameters
 jint
The index (depth) of the layer to be returned
Returns
tuple
 layer_label(j)
Returns the layer, as a
Label
, at depth j.This label contains as components all the (nonidentity) gates in the layer..
Parameters
 jint
The index (depth) of the layer to be returned
Returns
Label
 layer_with_idles(j, idle_gate_name='I')
Returns a tuple of the components of the layer at depth j, with idle_gate_name at empty circuit locations.
This effectively places an explicit idle_gate_name gates wherever there is an implied identity operation in the circuit.
Parameters
 jint
The index (depth) of the layer to be returned
 idle_gate_namestr, optional
The idle gate name to use. Note that state space (qubit) labels will be added to this name to form a
Label
.
Returns
tuple
 layer_label_with_idles(j, idle_gate_name='I')
Returns the layer, as a
Label
, at depth j, with idle_gate_name at empty circuit locations.This effectively places an explicit idle_gate_name gates wherever there is an implied identity operation in the circuit.
Parameters
 jint
The index (depth) of the layer to be returned
 idle_gate_namestr, optional
The idle gate name to use. Note that state space (qubit) labels will be added to this name to form a
Label
.
Returns
Label
 two_q_gate_count()
The number of twoqubit gates in the circuit.
(Note that this cannot distinguish between “true” 2qubit gates and gate that have been defined to act on two qubits but that represent some tensorproduct gate.)
Returns
int
 num_nq_gates(nq)
The number of nqqubit gates in the circuit.
(Note that this cannot distinguish between “true” nqqubit gates and gate that have been defined to act on nq qubits but that represent some tensorproduct gate.)
Parameters
 nqint
The qubitcount of the gates to count. For example, if nq == 3, this function returns the number of 3qubit gates.
Returns
int
 format_display_str(width=80)
Formats a string for displaying this circuit suject to a maximum width.
Parameters
 widthint, optional
The maximum width in characters. If the circuit is longer than this width it is wrapped using multiple lines (like a musical score).
Returns
str
 convert_to_cirq(qubit_conversion, wait_duration=None, gatename_conversion=None, idle_gate_name='Gi')
Converts this circuit to a Cirq circuit.
Parameters
 qubit_conversiondict
Mapping from qubit labels (e.g. integers) to Cirq qubit objects.
 wait_durationcirq.Duration, optional
If no gatename_conversion dict is given, the idle operation is not converted to a gate. If wait_diration is specified and gatename_conversion is not specified, then the idle operation will be converted to a cirq.WaitGate with the specified duration.
 gatename_conversiondict, optional
If not None, a dictionary that converts the gatenames in the circuit to the Cirq gates that will appear in the Cirq circuit. If only standard pyGSTi names are used (e.g., ‘Gh’, ‘Gp’, ‘Gcnot’, ‘Gcphase’, etc) this dictionary need not be specified, and an automatic conversion to the standard Cirq names will be implemented.
 idle_gate_namestr, optional
Name to use for idle gates. Defaults to ‘Gi’
Returns
A Cirq Circuit object.
 convert_to_quil(num_qubits=None, gatename_conversion=None, qubit_conversion=None, readout_conversion=None, block_between_layers=True, block_idles=True, gate_declarations=None)
Converts this circuit to a quil string.
Parameters
 num_qubitsint, optional
The number of qubits for the quil file. If None, then this is assumed to equal the number of line labels in this circuit.
 gatename_conversiondict, optional
A dictionary mapping gate names contained in this circuit to the corresponding gate names used in the rendered quil. If None, a standard set of conversions is used (see
standard_gatenames_quil_conversions()
). qubit_conversiondict, optional
If not None, a dictionary converting the qubit labels in the circuit to the desired qubit labels in the quil output. Can be left as None if the qubit labels are either (1) integers, or (2) of the form ‘Qi’ for integer i. In this case they are converted to integers (i.e., for (1) the mapping is trivial, for (2) the mapping strips the ‘Q’).
 readout_conversiondict, optional
If not None, a dictionary converting the qubit labels mapped through qubit_conversion to the bit labels for readot. E.g. Suppose only qubit 2 (on Rigetti hardware) is in use. Then the pyGSTi string will have only one qubit (labeled 0); it will get remapped to 2 via qubit_conversion={0:2}. At the end of the quil circuit, readout should go recorded in bit 0, so readout_conversion = {0:0}. (That is, qubit with pyGSTi label 0 gets read to Rigetti bit 0, even though that qubit has Rigetti label 2.)
 block_between_layersbool, optional
When True, add in a barrier after every circuit layer. Including such “pragma” blocks can be important for QCVV testing, as this can help reduce the “behindthescenes” compilation (beyond necessary conversion to native instructions) experience by the circuit.
 block_idlesbool, optional
In the special case of global idle gates, pragmablock barriers are inserted even when block_between_layers=False. Set block_idles=False to disable this behavior, whcih typically results in global idle gates being removed by the compiler.
 gate_declarationsdict, optional
If not None, a dictionary that provides unitary maps for particular gates that are not already in the quil syntax.
Returns
 str
A quil string.
 convert_to_openqasm(num_qubits=None, standard_gates_version='u3', gatename_conversion=None, qubit_conversion=None, block_between_layers=True, block_between_gates=False, include_delay_on_idle=True, gateargs_map=None)
Converts this circuit to an openqasm string.
Parameters
 num_qubitsint, optional
The number of qubits for the openqasm file. If None, then this is assumed to equal the number of line labels in this circuit.
 versionstring, optional
Either ‘u3’ or ‘xsxrz’. Specifies the naming convention for the QASM gates. With ‘u3’, all singlequbit gates are specified in terms of the ‘u3’ gate, used by IBM and QisKit until ~2021 (see the qasm_u3 function). With ‘xsxrz’, all singlegates are specified in terms of ‘x’ (an x pi rotation), ‘sx’ (an x pi/2 rotation) and ‘rz’ (a parameterized rotation around z by an angle theta).
 gatename_conversiondict, optional
If not None, a dictionary that converts the gatenames in the circuit to the gatenames that will appear in the openqasm output. If only standard pyGSTi names are used (e.g., ‘Gh’, ‘Gp’, ‘Gcnot’, ‘Gcphase’, etc) this dictionary need not be specified, and an automatic conversion to the standard openqasm names will be implemented.
 qubit_conversiondict, optional
If not None, a dictionary converting the qubit labels in the circuit to the desired qubit labels in the openqasm output. Can be left as None if the qubit labels are either (1) integers, or (2) of the form ‘Qi’ for integer i. In this case they are converted to integers (i.e., for (1) the mapping is trivial, for (2) the mapping strips the ‘Q’).
 block_between_layersbool, optional
When True, add in a barrier after every circuit layer. Including such barriers can be important for QCVV testing, as this can help reduce the “behindthescenes” compilation (beyond necessary conversion to native instructions) experience by the circuit.
 block_between_gates: bool, optional
When True, add in a barrier after every gate (effectively serializing the circuit). Defaults to False.
 include_delay_on_idle: bool, optional
When True, includes a delay operation on implicit idles in each layer, as per Qiskit’s OpenQASM 2.0 convention after the deprecation of the id operation. Defaults to True, which is commensurate with legacy usage of this function. However, this can now be set to False to avoid this behaviour if generating actually valid OpenQASM (with no opaque delay instruction) is desired.
 gateargs_mapdict, optional
If not None, a dict that maps strings (representing pyGSTi standard gate names) to functions that map the parameters of a pyGSTi gate to a string to be combined with the QASM name to specify the specific gate, in QASM. If only standard pyGSTi names are used (e.g., ‘Gh’, ‘Gzr’, ‘Gczr, etc) or none of the gates are parameterized, this dictionary need not be specified, and an automatic conversion to the standard openqasm format will be implemented.
Returns
 str
An openqasm string.
 simulate(model, return_all_outcomes=False)
Compute the outcome probabilities of this Circuit using model as a model for the gates.
The order of the outcome strings (e.g., ‘0100’) is w.r.t. to the ordering of the qubits in the circuit. That is, the ith element of the outcome string corresponds to the qubit with label self.line_labels[i].
Parameters
 modelModel
A description of the gate and SPAM operations corresponding to the labels stored in this Circuit. If this model is over more qubits than the circuit, the output will be the probabilities for the qubits in the circuit marginalized, if possible over the other qubits. But, the simulation is over the full set of qubits in the model, and so the time taken for the simulation scales with the number of qubits in the model. For models where “spectator” qubits do not affect the qubits in this circuit (such as with perfect gates), more efficient simulations will be obtained by first creating a model only over the qubits in this circuit.
 return_all_outcomesbool, optional
Whether to include outcomes in the returned dictionary that have zero probability. When False, the threshold for discarding an outcome as z ero probability is 10^12.
Returns
 probsdictionary
A dictionary with keys equal to all (return_all_outcomes is True) or possibly only some (return_all_outcomes is False) of the possible outcomes, and values that are float probabilities.
 done_editing()
Make this circuit readonly, so that it can be hashed (e.g. used as a dictionary key).
This is done automatically when attempting to hash a
Circuit
for the first time, so there’s calling this function can usually be skipped (but it’s good for code clarity).Returns
None
 expand_instruments_and_separate_povm(model, observed_outcomes=None)
Creates a dictionary of
SeparatePOVMCircuit
objects from expanding the instruments of this circuit.Each key of the returned dictionary replaces the instruments in this circuit with a selection of their members. (The size of the resulting dictionary is the product of the sizes of each instrument appearing in this circuit when observed_outcomes is None). Keys are stored as
SeparatePOVMCircuit
objects so it’s easy to keep track of which POVM outcomes (effects) correspond to observed data. This function is, for the most part, used internally to process a circuit before computing its outcome probabilities.Parameters
 modelModel
The model used to provide necessary details regarding the expansion, including:
default SPAM layers
definitions of instrumentcontaining layers
expansions of individual instruments and POVMs
Returns
 OrderedDict
A dict whose keys are
SeparatePOVMCircuit
objects and whose values are tuples of the outcome labels corresponding to this circuit, one per POVM effect held in the key.
 class pygsti.circuits.CircuitList(circuits, op_label_aliases=None, circuit_rules=None, circuit_weights=None, name=None)
Bases:
pygsti.baseobjs.nicelyserializable.NicelySerializable
A unmutable list (a tuple) of
Circuit
objects and associated metadata.Parameters
 circuitslist
The list of circuits that constitutes the primary data held by this object.
 op_label_aliasesdict, optional
Dictionary of circuit metadata whose keys are operation label “aliases” and whose values are circuits corresponding to what that operation label should be expanded into before querying the dataset. Defaults to the empty dictionary (no aliases defined). e.g. op_label_aliases[‘Gx^3’] = pygsti.baseobjs.Circuit([‘Gx’,’Gx’,’Gx’])
 circuit_weightsnumpy.ndarray, optional
If not None, an array of percircuit weights (of length equal to the number of circuits) that are typically used to multiply the counts extracted for each circuit.
 namestr, optional
An optional name for this list, used for status messages.
Create a CircuitList.
Parameters
 circuitslist
The list of circuits that constitutes the primary data held by this object.
 op_label_aliasesdict, optional
Dictionary of circuit metadata whose keys are operation label “aliases” and whose values are circuits corresponding to what that operation label should be expanded into before querying the dataset. Defaults to the empty dictionary (no aliases defined). e.g. op_label_aliases[‘Gx^3’] = pygsti.baseobjs.Circuit([‘Gx’,’Gx’,’Gx’])
 circuit_ruleslist, optional
A list of (find,replace) 2tuples which specify circuitlabel replacement rules. Both find and replace are tuples of operation labels (or Circuit objects).
 circuit_weightsnumpy.ndarray, optional
If not None, an array of percircuit weights (of length equal to the number of circuits) that are typically used to multiply the counts extracted for each circuit.
 namestr, optional
An optional name for this list, used for status messages.
 classmethod cast(circuits)
Convert (if needed) an object into a
CircuitList
.Parameters
 circuitslist or CircuitList
The object to convert.
Returns
CircuitList
 apply_aliases()
Applies any operationlabel aliases to this circuit list.
Returns
 list
A list of
Circuit
objects.
 truncate(circuits_to_keep)
Builds a new circuit list containing only a given subset.
This can be safer then just creating a new
CircuitList
because it preserves the aliases, etc., of this list.Parameters
 circuits_to_keeplist or set
The circuits to retain in the returned circuit list.
Returns
CircuitList
 class pygsti.circuits.CircuitPlaquette(elements, num_rows=None, num_cols=None, op_label_aliases=None, circuit_rules=None)
Bases:
pygsti.baseobjs.nicelyserializable.NicelySerializable
Encapsulates a single “plaquette” or “submatrix” within a circuit plot.
Parameters
 elementsdict
A dictionary with (i,j) keys, where i and j are row and column indices and
Circuit
values. num_rowsint, optional
The number of rows in this plaquette. If None, then this is set to one larger than the maximum row index in elements.
 num_colsint, optional
The number of columns in this plaquette. If None, then this is set to one larger than the maximum colum index in elements.
 op_label_aliasesdict, optional
A dictionary of operation label aliases that is carried along for calls to
expand_aliases()
. circuit_ruleslist, optional
A list of (find,replace) 2tuples which specify string replacement rules. Both find and replace are tuples of operation labels (or Circuit objects).
Create a new CircuitPlaquette.
 property circuits
 elementvec_to_matrix(elementvec, layout, mergeop='sum')
Form a matrix of values corresponding to this plaquette from an element vector.
An element vector holds individualoutcome elements (e.g. the bulk probabilities computed by a model).
Parameters
 elementvecnumpy array
An array containting the values to use when constructing a matrix of values for this plaquette. This array may contain more values than are needed by this plaquette. Indices into this array are given by elindices_lookup.
 layoutCircuitOutcomeProbabilityArrayLayout
The layout of elementvec, giving the mapping between its elements and circuit outcomes.
 mergeop“sum” or format string, optional
Dictates how to combine the elementvec components corresponding to a single plaquette entry (circuit). If “sum”, the returned array contains summed values. If a format string, e.g. “%.2f”, then the soformatted components are joined together with separating commas, and the resulting array contains string (objecttype) entries.
Returns
numpy array
 process_circuits(processor_fn, updated_aliases=None)
Create a new plaquette with circuits manipulated according to processor_fn.
Parameters
 processor_fnfunction
A function which takes a single Circuit argument and returns another (or the same) Circuit.
 updated_aliasesdict, optional
Because the Label keys of an alias dictionary (maps Label > Circuit) cannot be processed as a Circuit, one must supply a manualy processed alias dictionary. If you don’t use alias dictionaries just leave this set to None.
Returns
CircuitPlaquette
 expand_aliases(ds_filter=None)
Returns a new CircuitPlaquette with any aliases expanded.
Aliases are expanded (i.e. applied) within the circuits of this plaquette. Optionally keeps only those strings which, after alias expansion, are in ds_filter.
Parameters
 ds_filterDataSet, optional
If not None, keep only strings that are in this data set.
Returns
CircuitPlaquette
 truncate(circuits_to_keep, keep_rows_cols=False)
Remove any circuits from this plaquette that aren’t in circuits_to_keep.
Parameters
 circuits_to_keeplist or set
List of circuits to keep. If None, then a copy of this object is returned.
 keep_rows_colsbool
Whether to retain the same number of rows as columns (even if entire rows and/or columns are empty).
Returns
CircuitPlaquette
 summary_label()
 element_label(irow, icol)
 class pygsti.circuits.FiducialPairPlaquette(base, fidpairs, num_rows=None, num_cols=None, op_label_aliases=None, circuit_rules=None)
Bases:
CircuitPlaquette
A plaquette whose rows and columns correspond to measurement and preparation fiducial circuits.
Theese fiducials sandwich a “base” circuit.
Parameters
 baseCircuit
The “base” circuit of this plaquette. Typically the sequence that is sandwiched between fiducial pairs.
 fidpairslist or dict
A list or dict of (prepFiducial, effectFiducial) tuples specifying how elements is generated from base, i.e. by prepFiducial + base + effectFiducial. If a dictionary, then (i, j) keys give the row and column indices of that fiducial pair (in the case of a list, items are placed sequentially by row.
 num_rowsint, optional
The number of rows in this plaquette. If None, then this is set to one larger than the maximum row index in elements.
 num_colsint, optional
The number of columns in this plaquette. If None, then this is set to one larger than the maximum colum index in elements.
 op_label_aliasesdict, optional
A dictionary of operation label aliases that is carried along for calls to
expand_aliases()
. circuit_ruleslist, optional
A list of (find,replace) 2tuples which specify string replacement rules. Both find and replace are tuples of operation labels (or Circuit objects).
Create a new FiducialPairPlaquette.
 process_circuits(processor_fn, updated_aliases=None)
Create a new plaquette with circuits manipulated according to processor_fn.
Parameters
 processor_fnfunction
A function which takes a single Circuit argument and returns another (or the same) Circuit.
 updated_aliasesdict, optional
Because the Label keys of an alias dictionary (maps Label > Circuit) cannot be processed as a Circuit, one must supply a manualy processed alias dictionary. If you don’t use alias dictionaries just leave this set to None.
Returns
CircuitPlaquette
 expand_aliases(ds_filter=None)
Returns a new CircuitPlaquette with any aliases expanded.
Aliases are expanded (i.e. applied) within the circuits of this plaquette. Optionally keeps only those strings which, after alias expansion, are in ds_filter.
Parameters
 ds_filterDataSet, optional
If not None, keep only strings that are in this data set.
Returns
CircuitPlaquette
 truncate(circuits_to_keep, keep_rows_cols=False)
Remove any circuits from this plaquette that aren’t in circuits_to_keep.
Parameters
 circuits_to_keeplist or set
List of circuits to keep. If None, then a copy of this object is returned.
 keep_rows_colsbool
Whether to retain the same number of rows as columns (even if entire rows and/or columns are empty).
Returns
FiducialPairPlaquette
 summary_label()
 element_label(irow, icol)
 class pygsti.circuits.GermFiducialPairPlaquette(germ, power, fidpairs, num_rows=None, num_cols=None, op_label_aliases=None, circuit_rules=None)
Bases:
FiducialPairPlaquette
A plaquette whose rows and columns correspond to fiducial pairs and whose base is a germpower.
Parameters
 germCircuit
The “germ” circuit of this plaquette.
 powerint
The number of times germ is repeated to get the base circuit (that is sandwiched between different fiducial pairs).
 fidpairslist or dict
A list or dict of (prepStr, effectStr) tuples specifying how elements is generated from base, i.e. by prepStr + base + effectStr. If a dictionary, then (i, j) keys give the row and column indices of that fiducial pair (in the case of a list, items are placed sequentially by row.
 num_rowsint, optional
The number of rows in this plaquette. If None, then this is set to one larger than the maximum row index in elements.
 num_colsint, optional
The number of columns in this plaquette. If None, then this is set to one larger than the maximum colum index in elements.
 op_label_aliasesdict, optional
A dictionary of operation label aliases that is carried along for calls to
expand_aliases()
. circuit_ruleslist, optional
A list of (find,replace) 2tuples which specify string replacement rules. Both find and replace are tuples of operation labels (or Circuit objects).
Create a new GermFiducialPairPlaquette.
 process_circuits(processor_fn, updated_aliases=None)
Create a new plaquette with circuits manipulated according to processor_fn.
Parameters
 processor_fnfunction
A function which takes a single Circuit argument and returns another (or the same) Circuit.
 updated_aliasesdict, optional
Because the Label keys of an alias dictionary (maps Label > Circuit) cannot be processed as a Circuit, one must supply a manualy processed alias dictionary. If you don’t use alias dictionaries just leave this set to None.
Returns
CircuitPlaquette
 expand_aliases(ds_filter=None)
Returns a new CircuitPlaquette with any aliases expanded.
Aliases are expanded (i.e. applied) within the circuits of this plaquette. Optionally keeps only those strings which, after alias expansion, are in ds_filter.
Parameters
 ds_filterDataSet, optional
If not None, keep only strings that are in this data set.
Returns
CircuitPlaquette
 truncate(circuits_to_keep, keep_rows_cols=False)
Remove any circuits from this plaquette that aren’t in circuits_to_keep.
Parameters
 circuits_to_keeplist or set
List of circuits to keep. If None, then a copy of this object is returned.
 keep_rows_colsbool
Whether to retain the same number of rows as columns (even if entire rows and/or columns are empty).
Returns
GermFiducialPairPlaquette
 summary_label()
 class pygsti.circuits.PlaquetteGridCircuitStructure(plaquettes, x_values, y_values, xlabel, ylabel, additional_circuits=None, op_label_aliases=None, circuit_rules=None, circuit_weights_dict=None, additional_circuits_location='start', name=None)
Bases:
pygsti.circuits.circuitlist.CircuitList
Encapsulates a set of circuits, along with an associated structure.
By “structure”, we mean the ability to index the circuits by a 4tuple (x, y, minor_x, minor_y) for displaying in nested color box plots, along with any aliases.
Create a CircuitList.
Parameters
 circuitslist
The list of circuits that constitutes the primary data held by this object.
 op_label_aliasesdict, optional
Dictionary of circuit metadata whose keys are operation label “aliases” and whose values are circuits corresponding to what that operation label should be expanded into before querying the dataset. Defaults to the empty dictionary (no aliases defined). e.g. op_label_aliases[‘Gx^3’] = pygsti.baseobjs.Circuit([‘Gx’,’Gx’,’Gx’])
 circuit_ruleslist, optional
A list of (find,replace) 2tuples which specify circuitlabel replacement rules. Both find and replace are tuples of operation labels (or Circuit objects).
 circuit_weightsnumpy.ndarray, optional
If not None, an array of percircuit weights (of length equal to the number of circuits) that are typically used to multiply the counts extracted for each circuit.
 namestr, optional
An optional name for this list, used for status messages.
 property plaquettes
 classmethod cast(circuits_or_structure)
Convert (if needed) an object into a circuit structure.
Parameters
 circuits_or_structurelist or CircuitList
The object to convert. If a
PlaquetteGridCircuitStructure
, then the object is simply returned. Lists of circuits (includingCircuitList
objects are converted to structures having no plaquettes.
Returns
PlaquetteGridCircuitStructure
 iter_plaquettes()
 plaquette(x, y, empty_if_missing=False)
The plaquette at (x,y).
Parameters
 xvarious
xvalue (not index)
 yvarious
yvalue (not index)
 empty_if_missingbool, optional
Whether an empty (0element) plaquette should be returned when the requested (x,y) is missing.
Returns
CircuitPlaquette
 truncate(circuits_to_keep=None, xs_to_keep=None, ys_to_keep=None, keep_rows_cols=True)
Truncate this circuit structure to a subset of its current circuits.
Parameters
 circuits_to_keeplist
Keep only the circuits present in this list (of Circuit objects).
 xs_to_keeplist, optional
The xvalues to keep. If None, then all are kept.
 ys_to_keeplist, optional
The yvalues to keep. If None, then all are kept.
 keep_rows_colsbool
Whether to retain the same number of rows as columns (even if entire rows and/or columns are empty). By default, this is True because we usually want all the plaquettes of a
PlaquetteGridCircuitStructure
to have the same number of rows and columns.
Returns
PlaquetteGridCircuitStructure
 nested_truncations(axis='x', keep_rows_cols=False)
Get the nested truncations of this circuit structure along an axis.
When axis == ‘x’, a list of truncations (of this structure) that keep an incrementally larger set of all the xvalues. E.g., if the xvalues are [1,2,4], truncations to [1], [1,2], and [1,2,4] (no truncation) would be returned.
Setting axis ==’y’ gives the same behavior except using the yvalues.
Parameters
 axis{‘x’, ‘y’}
Which axis to truncate along (see above).
 keep_rows_colsbool
Whether to retain the same number of rows as columns (even if entire rows and/or columns are empty).
Returns
 list
A list of
PlaquetteGridCircuitStructure
objects (truncations of this object).
 process_circuits(processor_fn, updated_aliases=None)
Create a new plaquette with circuits manipulated according to processor_fn.
Parameters
 processor_fnfunction
A function which takes a single Circuit argument and returns another (or the same) Circuit.
 updated_aliasesdict, optional
Because the Label keys of an alias dictionary (maps Label > Circuit) cannot be processed as a Circuit, one must supply a manualy processed alias dictionary. If you don’t use alias dictionaries just leave this set to None.
Returns
PlaquetteGridCircuitStructure
 pygsti.circuits.create_circuits(*args, **kwargs)
Create a list of circuits using a nested loop.
Positional arguments specify evaluation strings, which are evaluated within the innerloop for a nested loop over all list or tuple type keyword arguments.
Parameters
 argslist of strings
Positional arguments are strings that python can evaluate into either a tuple of operation labels or a Circuit instance. If evaluation raises an AssertionError (an assert statement fails) then that inner loop evaluation is skipped and list construction proceeds.
 kwargsdict
keys specify variable names that can be used in positional argument strings.
Returns
list of Circuit
Examples
>>> from pygsti.circuits import create_circuits >>> As = [('a1',), ('a2',)] >>> Bs = [('b1',), ('b2',)] >>> list1 = create_circuits('a', 'a+b', a=As, b=Bs) >>> print(list(map(str, list1))) ['a1', 'a2', 'a1b1', 'a1b2', 'a2b1', 'a2b2']
You can change the order in which the different iterables are advanced.
>>> list2 = create_circuits('a+b', a=As, b=Bs, order=['a', 'b']) >>> print(list(map(str, list2))) ['a1b1', 'a1b2', 'a2b1', 'a2b2'] >>> list3 = create_circuits('a+b', a=As, b=Bs, order=['b', 'a']) >>> print(list(map(str, list3))) ['a1b1', 'a2b1', 'a1b2', 'a2b2']
 pygsti.circuits.repeat(x, num_times, assert_at_least_one_rep=False)
Repeat x num_times times.
Parameters
 xtuple or Circuit
the operation sequence to repeat
 num_timesint
the number of times to repeat x
 assert_at_least_one_repbool, optional
if True, assert that num_times > 0. This can be useful when used within a create_circuits inner loop to build a operation sequence lists where a string must be repeated at least once to be added to the list.
Returns
tuple or Circuit (whichever x was)
 pygsti.circuits.repeat_count_with_max_length(x, max_length, assert_at_least_one_rep=False)
The maximum number of times x can be repeated such that its length is <= max_length.
Parameters
 xtuple or Circuit
the operation sequence to repeat
 max_lengthint
the maximum length
 assert_at_least_one_repbool, optional
if True, assert that number of repetitions is > 0. This can be useful when used within a create_circuits inner loop to build a operation sequence lists where a string must be repeated at least once to be added to the list.
Returns
 int
the number of repetitions.
 pygsti.circuits.repeat_with_max_length(x, max_length, assert_at_least_one_rep=False)
Repeat the x an integer number of times such that the result has length <= max_length.
Parameters
 xtuple or Circuit
the operation sequence to repeat.
 max_lengthint
the maximum length.
 assert_at_least_one_repbool, optional
if True, assert that number of repetitions is > 0. This can be useful when used within a create_circuits inner loop to build a operation sequence lists where a string must be repeated at least once to be added to the list.
Returns
 tuple or Circuit (whichever x was)
the repeated operation sequence
 pygsti.circuits.repeat_and_truncate(x, n, assert_at_least_one_rep=False)
Repeat and truncate x to yield a sequence with exactly length n.
Repeats x so the result has length greater than n, then truncates it to have exactly length n.
Parameters
 xtuple or Circuit
the operation sequence to repeat & truncate.
 nint
the truncation length.
 assert_at_least_one_repbool, optional
if True, assert that number of repetitions is > 0. This is always the case when x has length > 0.
Returns
 tuple or Circuit (whichever x was)
the repeatedthentruncated operation sequence
 pygsti.circuits.list_all_circuits(op_labels, minlength, maxlength)
List all the circuits in a given length range.
Parameters
 op_labelstuple
tuple of operation labels to include in circuits.
 minlengthint
the minimum circuit length to return
 maxlengthint
the maximum circuit length to return
Returns
 list
A list of Circuit objects.
 pygsti.circuits.iter_all_circuits(op_labels, minlength, maxlength)
Iterative version of
list_all_circuits()
Parameters
 op_labelstuple
tuple of operation labels to include in circuits.
 minlengthint
the minimum circuit length to return
 maxlengthint
the maximum circuit length to return
 pygsti.circuits.list_all_circuits_onelen(op_labels, length)
List all the circuits of a given length.
Parameters
 op_labelstuple
tuple of operation labels to include in circuits.
 lengthint
the circuit length
Returns
 list
A list of Circuit objects.
 pygsti.circuits.iter_all_circuits_onelen(op_labels, length)
Iterative version of
list_all_circuits_onelen()
Parameters
 op_labelstuple
tuple of operation labels to include in circuits.
 lengthint
the circuit length
 pygsti.circuits.list_all_circuits_without_powers_and_cycles(op_labels, max_length)
List all distinct aperiodic circuits up to a maximum length.
That is, list all sequences that are not a shorter gate sequence raised to a power, and are also distinct up to cycling (e.g. (‘Gx’,’Gy’,’Gy’) and (‘Gy’,’Gy’,’Gx’) are considered equivalent and only one would be included in the returned list).
Parameters
 op_labelslist
A list of the operation (gate) labels to form circuits from.
 max_lengthint
The maximum length strings to return. Circuits from length 1 to max_length will be returned.
Returns
 list
Of
Circuit
objects.
 pygsti.circuits.list_random_circuits_onelen(op_labels, length, count, seed=None)
Create a list of random circuits of a given length.
Parameters
 op_labelstuple
tuple of operation labels to include in circuits.
 lengthint
the circuit length.
 countint
the number of random strings to create.
 seedint, optional
If not None, a seed for numpy’s random number generator.
Returns
 list of Circuits
A list of random circuits as Circuit objects.
 pygsti.circuits.list_partial_circuits(circuit)
List the partial subcircuits of circuit.
The “parital circuits” are defined as the slices circuit[0:n] for 0 <= n <= len(circuit).
Parameters
 circuittuple of operation labels or Circuit
The circuit to act upon.
Returns
 list of Circuit objects.
The parial circuits.
 pygsti.circuits.create_lgst_circuits(prep_fiducials, meas_fiducials, op_label_src)
List the circuits required for running LGST.
Parameters
 prep_fiducialslist of Circuits
The preparation fiducial circuits, used to construct an informationally complete effective preparation.
 meas_fiducialslist of Circuits
The measurement fiducial circuits, used to construct an informationally complete effective measurement.
 op_label_srctuple or Model
List/tuple of operation labels OR a Model whose gate and instrument labels should be used.
Returns
 list of Circuit objects
The list of required circuits, without duplicates.
 pygsti.circuits.list_circuits_lgst_can_estimate(dataset, prep_fiducials, meas_fiducials)
Compute the circuits that LGST is able to estimate from dataset and sets of fiducials.
Here “estimate a circuit” means that LGST can estimate the process matrix associated with that circuit.
Parameters
 datasetDataSet
The data used to generate the LGST estimates
 prep_fiducialslist of Circuits
The preparation fiducial circuits, used to construct an informationally complete effective preparation.
 meas_fiducialslist of Circuits
The measurement fiducial circuits, used to construct an informationally complete effective measurement.
Returns
 list of lists of tuples
each list of tuples specifyies a circuit that LGST can estimate.
 pygsti.circuits.to_circuits(list_of_op_label_tuples_or_strings, line_labels='auto')
Converts a list of operation label tuples or strings to a list of
Circuit
objects.Parameters
 list_of_op_label_tuples_or_stringslist
List which may contain a mix of Circuit objects, tuples of gate labels, and strings in standardtextformat.
 line_labels“auto” or tuple, optional
The line labels to use when creating Circuit objects from nonCircuit elements of list_of_op_label_tuples_or_strings. If “auto” then the line labels are determined automatically based on the linelabels which are present in the layer labels.
Returns
 list of Circuit objects
Each item of list_of_op_label_tuples_or_strings converted to a Circuit.
 pygsti.circuits.translate_circuit(circuit, alias_dict)
Translates circuit according to the aliases in alias_dict.
Creates a new
Circuit
object from an existing one by replacing operation labels in circuit by (possibly multiple) new labels according to alias_dict.Parameters
 circuitCircuit
The circuit to use as the base for find & replace operations.
 alias_dictdict
A dictionary whose keys are single operation labels and whose values are lists or tuples of the new operation labels that should replace that key. If alias_dict is None then circuit is returned.
Returns
Circuit
 pygsti.circuits.translate_circuits(circuits, alias_dict)
Applies
translate_circuit()
to each element of circuits.Creates a new list of Circuit objects from an existing one by replacing operation labels in circuits by (possibly multiple) new labels according to alias_dict.
Parameters
 circuitslist of Circuits
The list of circuits to use as the base for find & replace operations.
 alias_dictdict
A dictionary whose keys are single operation labels and whose values are lists or tuples of the new operation labels that should replace that key. If alias_dict is None then circuits is returned.
Returns
list of Circuits
 pygsti.circuits.manipulate_circuit(circuit, rules, line_labels='auto')
Manipulates a Circuit object according to rules.
Each element of rules is of the form (find,replace), and specifies a replacement rule. For example, (‘A’,), (‘B’,’C’) simply replaces each A with B,C. (‘A’, ‘B’), (‘A’, ‘B2’)) replaces B with B2 when it follows A. (‘B’, ‘A’), (‘B2’, ‘A’)) replaces B with B2 when it precedes A.
Parameters
 circuitCircuit or tuple
The circuit to manipulate.
 ruleslist
A list of (find,replace) 2tuples which specify the replacement rules. Both find and replace are tuples of operation labels (or Circuit objects). If rules is None then circuit is returned.
 line_labels“auto” or tuple, optional
The line labels to use when creating a the output Circuit objects. If “auto” then the line labels are determined automatically based on the linelabels which are present in the corresponding layer labels.
Returns
list of Circuits
 pygsti.circuits.manipulate_circuits(circuits, rules, line_labels='auto')
Applies
manipulate_circuit()
to each element of circuits.This creates a new list of Circuit objects from an existing one by performing replacements according to rules (see
manipulate_circuit()
).Parameters
 circuitslist of Circuits
The list of circuits to use as the base for find & replace operations.
 ruleslist
A list of (find,replace) 2tuples which specify the replacement rules. Both find and replace are tuples of operation labels (or Circuit objects). If rules is None then circuits is returned.
 line_labels“auto” or tuple, optional
The line labels to use when creating output Circuit objects. If “auto” then the line labels are determined automatically based on the linelabels which are present in the corresponding layer labels.
Returns
list of Circuits
 pygsti.circuits.filter_circuits(circuits, sslbls_to_keep, new_sslbls=None, drop=False, idle=())
Applies
filter_circuit()
to each element of circuits.Removes any labels from circuits whose statespace labels are not entirely in sslbls_to_keep. If a gates label’s statespace labels (its .sslbls) is None, then the label is retained in the returned string.
Furthermore, by specifying new_sslbls one can map the statespace labels in sslbls_to_keep to new labels (useful for “rebasing” a set of qubit strings.
Parameters
 circuitslist
A list of circuits to act on.
 sslbls_to_keeplist
A list of state space labels specifying which operation labels should be retained.
 new_sslblslist, optional
If not None, a list of the same length as sslbls_to_keep specifying a new set of state space labels to replace those in sslbls_to_keep.
 dropbool, optional
If True, then nonempty circuits which become empty after filtering are not included in (i.e. dropped from) the returned list. If False, then the returned list is always the same length as the input list.
 idlestring or Label, optional
The operation label to be used when there are no kept components of a “layer” (element) of a circuit.
Returns
 list
A list of Circuits
 pygsti.circuits.filter_circuit(circuit, sslbls_to_keep, new_sslbls=None, idle=())
Filters circuit by keeping only a subset of its “lines” (i.e. state space labels, often qubits).
Removes any labels from circuit whose statespace labels are not entirely in sslbls_to_keep. If a gates label’s statespace labels (its .sslbls) is None, then the label is retained in the returned string.
Furthermore, by specifying new_sslbls one can map the statespace labels in sslbls_to_keep to new labels (useful for “rebasing” a set of qubit strings.
Parameters
 circuitCircuit
The circuit to act on.
 sslbls_to_keeplist
A list of state space labels specifying which operation labels should be retained.
 new_sslblslist, optional
If not None, a list of the same length as sslbls_to_keep specifying a new set of state space labels to replace those in sslbls_to_keep.
 idlestring or Label, optional
The operation label to be used when there are no kept components of a “layer” (element) of circuit.
Returns
Circuit
 pygsti.circuits.RANK_TOL = 1e09
 pygsti.circuits.create_cloudnoise_circuits(processor_spec, max_lengths, single_q_fiducials, max_idle_weight=1, maxhops=0, extra_weight_1_hops=0, extra_gate_weight=0, parameterization='H+S', verbosity=0, cache=None, idle_only=False, idt_pauli_dicts=None, algorithm='greedy', idle_op_str=((),), comm=None)
Constructs a set of circuits that amplify all the parameters of a clouldnoise model.
Create a set of fiducial1+germ^power+fiducial2 sequences which amplify all of the parameters of a CloudNoiseModel created by passing the arguments of this function to function:create_cloudnoise_model_from_hops_and_weights.
Note that this function essentialy performs fiducial selection, germ selection, and fiducialpair reduction simultaneously. It is used to generate a short (ideally minimal) list of sequences needed for multi qubit GST.
Parameters
 processor_specProcessorSpec
Defines the prcoessor interface (API) for which circuits are created. This API includes the number of qubits and their labels, gate names, qubit geometry or gate availability, etc.
 max_lengthslist
A list of integers specifying the different maximum lengths for germ powers. Typically these values start a 1 and increase by powers of 2, e.g. [1,2,4,8,16].
 single_q_fiducialslist
A list of gatenametuples, e.g. [(), (‘Gx’,), (‘Gy’,), (‘Gx’,’Gx’)], which form a set of 1qubit fiducials for the given model (compatible with both the gates it posseses and their parameterizations  for instance, only [(), (‘Gx’,), (‘Gy’,)] is needed for just Hamiltonian and Stochastic errors. If a list of two such lists is given, they specify preparation and measurement fiducials, respectively, e.g. [ [(), (‘Gx’,), (‘Gx’,’Gz’)], [(), (‘Gx’,), (‘Gz’,’Gx’)] ].
 max_idle_weightint, optional
The maximumweight for errors on the global idle gate.
 maxhopsint
The locality constraint: for a gate, errors (of weight up to the maximum weight for the gate) are allowed to occur on the gate’s target qubits and those reachable by hopping at most maxhops times from a target qubit along nearestneighbor links (defined by the geometry).
 extra_weight_1_hopsint, optional
Additional hops (adds to maxhops) for weight1 errors. A value > 0 can be useful for allowing just weight1 errors (of which there are relatively few) to be dispersed farther from a gate’s target qubits. For example, a crosstalkdetecting model might use this.
 extra_gate_weightint, optional
Addtional weight, beyond the number of target qubits (taken as a “base weight”  i.e. weight 2 for a 2Q gate), allowed for gate errors. If this equals 1, for instance, then 1qubit gates can have up to weight2 errors and 2qubit gates can have up to weight3 errors.
 parameterization{“CPTP”, “H+S+A”, “H+S”, “S”, “H+D+A”, “D+A”, “D”}
The parameterization used to define which parameters need to be amplified.
 verbosityint, optional
The level of detail printed to stdout. 0 means silent.
 cachedict, optional
A cache dictionary which holds template information so that repeated calls to create_cloudnoise_circuits can draw on the same pool of templates.
 idle_onlybool, optional
If True, only sequences for the idle germ are returned. This is useful for idle tomography in particular.
 idt_pauli_dictstuple, optional
A (prepDict,measDict) tuple of dicts that maps a 1qubit Pauli basis string (e.g. ‘X’ or ‘Y’) to a sequence of gate names. If given, the idlegerm fiducial pairs chosen by this function are restricted to those where either 1) each qubit is prepared and measured in the same basis or 2) each qubits is prepared and measured in different bases (note: ‘X’ and ‘X” are considered the same basis). This restriction makes the resulting sequences more like the “standard” ones of idle tomography, and thereby easier to interpret.
 algorithm{“greedy”,”sequential”}
The algorithm is used internall by
_find_amped_polynomials_for_syntheticidle()
. You should leave this as the default unless you know what you’re doing. idle_op_strCircuit or tuple, optional
The circuit or label that is used to indicate a completely idle layer (all qubits idle).
 commmpi4py.MPI.Comm, optional
When not
None
, an MPI communicator for distributing the computation across multiple processors.
Returns
 PlaquetteGridCircuitStructure
An object holding a structured (using germ and fiducial subsequences) list of circuits.
 pygsti.circuits.create_kcoverage_template(n, k, verbosity=0)
Construct a template for how to create a “kcoverage” set of lengthn sequences.
Consider a set of lengthn words from a kletter alphabet. These words (sequences of letters) have the “kcoverage” property if, for any choice of k different letter positions (indexed from 0 to n1), every permutation of the k distinct letters (symbols) appears in those positions for at least one element (word) in the set. Such a set of sequences is returned by this function, namely a list lengthn lists containing the integers 0 to k1.
This notion has application to idlegate fiducial pair tiling, when we have found a set of fiducial pairs for k qubits and want to find a set of sequences on n > k qubits such that any subset of k qubits experiences the entire set of (kqubit) fiducial pairs. Simply take the kcoverage template and replace the letters (0 to k1) with the perqubit 1Q pieces of each kqubit fiducial pair.
Parameters
 nint
The sequences length (see description above).
 kint
The coverage number (see description above).
 verbosityint, optional
Amount of detail to print to stdout.
Returns
 list
A list of lengthn lists containing the integers 0 to k1. The length of the outer lists depends on the particular values of n and k and is not guaranteed to be minimal.
 pygsti.circuits.make_lsgst_structs(op_label_src, prep_strs, effect_strs, germ_list, max_length_list, fid_pairs=None, trunc_scheme='whole germ powers', nest=True, keep_fraction=1, keep_seed=None, include_lgst=True, op_label_aliases=None, sequence_rules=None, dscheck=None, action_if_missing='raise', germ_length_limits=None, verbosity=0)
Deprecated function.
 pygsti.circuits.create_lsgst_circuit_lists(op_label_src, prep_fiducials, meas_fiducials, germs, max_lengths, fid_pairs=None, trunc_scheme='whole germ powers', nest=True, keep_fraction=1, keep_seed=None, include_lgst=True, op_label_aliases=None, circuit_rules=None, dscheck=None, action_if_missing='raise', germ_length_limits=None, verbosity=0)
Create a set of longsequence GST circuit lists (including structure).
Constructs a series (a list) of circuit structures used by longsequence GST (LSGST) algorithms. If include_lgst == True then the starting structure contains the LGST strings, otherwise the starting structure is empty. For each nonzero element of max_length_list, call it L, a set of circuits is created with the form:
 Case: trunc_scheme == ‘whole germ powers’:
prep_fiducial + pygsti.circuits.repeat_with_max_length(germ,L) + meas_fiducial
 Case: trunc_scheme == ‘truncated germ powers’:
prep_fiducial + pygsti.circuits.repeat_and_truncate(germ,L) + meas_fiducial
 Case: trunc_scheme == ‘length as exponent’:
prep_fiducial + germ^L + meas_fiducial
If nest == True, the above set is iteratively added (w/duplicates removed) to the current circuit structure to form a final structure for the given L. This results in successively larger structures, each of which contains all the elements of previousL structures. If nest == False then the above set is the final structure for the given L.
Parameters
 op_label_srclist or Model
List of operation labels to determine needed LGST circuits. If a Model, then the model’s gate and instrument labels are used. Only relevant when include_lgst == True.
 prep_fiducialslist of Circuits
List of the preparation fiducial circuits, which follow state preparation.
 effect_fiducialslist of Circuits
List of the measurement fiducial circuits, which precede measurement.
 germslist of Circuits
List of the germ circuits.
 max_lengthslist of ints
List of maximum lengths. A zero value in this list has special meaning, and corresponds to the LGST circuits.
 fid_pairslist of 2tuples or dict, optional
Specifies a subset of all fiducial string pairs (prepStr, effectStr) to be used in the circuit lists. If a list, each element of fid_pairs is a (iPrepStr, iEffectStr) 2tuple of integers, each indexing a string within prep_strs and effect_strs, respectively, so that prepStr = prep_strs[iPrepStr] and effectStr = effect_strs[iEffectStr]. If a dictionary, keys are germs (elements of germ_list) and values are lists of 2tuples specifying the pairs to use for that germ.
 trunc_schemestr, optional
Truncation scheme used to interpret what the list of maximum lengths means. If unsure, leave as default. Allowed values are:
‘whole germ powers’ – germs are repeated an integer number of times such that the length is less than or equal to the max.
‘truncated germ powers’ – repeated germ string is truncated to be exactly equal to the max (partial germ at end is ok).
‘length as exponent’ – max. length is instead interpreted as the germ exponent (the number of germ repetitions).
 nestboolean, optional
If True, the returned circuit lists are “nested”, meaning that each successive list of circuits contains all the gate strings found in previous lists (and usually some additional new ones). If False, then the returned string list for maximum length == L contains only those circuits specified in the description above, and not those for previous values of L.
 keep_fractionfloat, optional
The fraction of fiducial pairs selected for each germpower base string. The default includes all fiducial pairs. Note that for each germpower the selected pairs are different random sets of all possible pairs (unlike fid_pairs, which specifies the same fiducial pairs for all samegerm base strings). If fid_pairs is used in conjuction with keep_fraction, the pairs specified by fid_pairs are always selected, and any additional pairs are randomly selected.
 keep_seedint, optional
The seed used for random fiducial pair selection (only relevant when keep_fraction < 1).
 include_lgstboolean, optional
If true, then the starting list (only applicable when nest == True) is the list of LGST strings rather than the empty list. This means that when nest == True, the LGST circuits will be included in all the lists.
 op_label_aliasesdictionary, optional
Dictionary whose keys are operation label “aliases” and whose values are tuples corresponding to what that operation label should be expanded into before querying the dataset. This information is stored within the returned circuit structures. Defaults to the empty dictionary (no aliases defined) e.g. op_label_aliases[‘Gx^3’] = (‘Gx’,’Gx’,’Gx’)
 circuit_ruleslist, optional
A list of (find,replace) 2tuples which specify string replacement rules. Both find and replace are tuples of operation labels (or Circuit objects).
 dscheckDataSet, optional
A data set which is checked for each of the generated circuits. When a generated circuit is missing from this DataSet, action is taken according to action_if_missing.
 action_if_missing{“raise”,”drop”}, optional
The action to take when a generated circuit is missing from dscheck (only relevant when dscheck is not None). “raise” causes a ValueError to be raised; “drop” causes the missing circuits to be dropped from the returned set.
 germ_length_limitsdict, optional
A dictionary limiting the maxlength values used for specific germs. Keys are germ circuits and values are integers. For example, if this argument is {(‘Gx’,): 4} and max_length_list = [1,2,4,8,16], then the germ (‘Gx’,) is only repeated using maxlengths of 1, 2, and 4 (whereas other germs use all the values in max_length_list).
 verbosityint, optional
The level of output to print to stdout.
Returns
 list of PlaquetteGridCircuitStructure objects
The ith object corresponds to a circuit list containing repeated germs limited to length max_length_list[i]. If nest == True, then repeated germs limited to previous maxlengths are also included. Note that a “0” maximumlength corresponds to the LGST strings.
 pygsti.circuits.create_lsgst_circuits(op_label_src, prep_strs, effect_strs, germ_list, max_length_list, fid_pairs=None, trunc_scheme='whole germ powers', keep_fraction=1, keep_seed=None, include_lgst=True)
List all the circuits (i.e. experiments) required for longsequence GST (LSGST).
Returns a single list containing, without duplicates, all the gate strings required throughout all the iterations of LSGST given by max_length_list. Thus, the returned list is equivalently the list of the experiments required to run LSGST using the supplied parameters, and so commonly used when construting data set templates or simulated data sets. The breakdown of which circuits are used for which iteration(s) of LSGST is given by create_lsgst_circuit_lists(…).
Parameters
 op_label_srclist or Model
List of operation labels to determine needed LGST strings. If a Model, then the model’s gate and instrument labels are used. Only relevant when include_lgst == True.
 prep_strslist of Circuits
List of the preparation fiducial circuits, which follow state preparation.
 effect_strslist of Circuits
List of the measurement fiducial circuits, which precede measurement.
 germ_listlist of Circuits
List of the germ circuits.
 max_length_listlist of ints
List of maximum lengths.
 fid_pairslist of 2tuples, optional
Specifies a subset of all fiducial string pairs (prepStr, effectStr) to be used in the circuit lists. If a list, each element of fid_pairs is a (iPrepStr, iEffectStr) 2tuple of integers, each indexing a string within prep_strs and effect_strs, respectively, so that prepStr = prep_strs[iPrepStr] and effectStr = effect_strs[iEffectStr]. If a dictionary, keys are germs (elements of germ_list) and values are lists of 2tuples specifying the pairs to use for that germ.
 trunc_schemestr, optional
Truncation scheme used to interpret what the list of maximum lengths means. If unsure, leave as default. Allowed values are:
‘whole germ powers’ – germs are repeated an integer number of times such that the length is less than or equal to the max.
‘truncated germ powers’ – repeated germ string is truncated to be exactly equal to the max (partial germ at end is ok).
‘length as exponent’ – max. length is instead interpreted as the germ exponent (the number of germ repetitions).
 keep_fractionfloat, optional
The fraction of fiducial pairs selected for each germpower base string. The default includes all fiducial pairs. Note that for each germpower the selected pairs are different random sets of all possible pairs (unlike fid_pairs, which specifies the same fiduicial pairs for all samegerm base strings). If fid_pairs is used in conjuction with keep_fraction, the pairs specified by fid_pairs are always selected, and any additional pairs are randomly selected.
 keep_seedint, optional
The seed used for random fiducial pair selection (only relevant when keep_fraction < 1).
 include_lgstboolean, optional
If true, then ensure that LGST sequences are included in the returned list.
Returns
PlaquetteGridCircuitStructure
 pygsti.circuits.create_elgst_lists(op_label_src, germ_list, max_length_list, trunc_scheme='whole germ powers', nest=True, include_lgst=True)
Create a set of circuit lists for eLGST based on germs and maxlengths
Constructs a series (a list) of circuit lists used by the extended LGST (eLGST) algorithm. If include_lgst == True then the starting list is the list of length1 operation label strings, otherwise the starting list is empty. For each nonzero element of max_length_list, call it L, a list of circuits is created with the form:
 Case: trunc_scheme == ‘whole germ powers’:
pygsti.circuits.repeat_with_max_length(germ,L)
 Case: trunc_scheme == ‘truncated germ powers’:
pygsti.circuits.repeat_and_truncate(germ,L)
 Case: trunc_scheme == ‘length as exponent’:
germ^L
If nest == True, the above list is iteratively added (w/duplicates removed) to the current list of circuits to form a final list for the given L. This results in successively larger lists, each of which contains all the elements of previousL lists. If nest == False then the above list is the final list for the given L.
Parameters
 op_label_srclist or Model
List of operation labels to determine needed LGST strings. If a Model, then the model’s gate and instrument labels are used. Only relevant when include_lgst == True.
 germ_listlist of Circuits
List of the germ circuits.
 max_length_listlist of ints
List of maximum lengths. A zero value in this list has special meaning, and corresponds to the length1 operation label strings.
 trunc_schemestr, optional
Truncation scheme used to interpret what the list of maximum lengths means. If unsure, leave as default. Allowed values are:
‘whole germ powers’ – germs are repeated an integer number of times such that the length is less than or equal to the max.
‘truncated germ powers’ – repeated germ string is truncated to be exactly equal to the max (partial germ at end is ok).
‘length as exponent’ – max. length is instead interpreted as the germ exponent (the number of germ repetitions).
 nestboolean, optional
If True, the returned circuit lists are “nested”, meaning that each successive list of circuits contains all the gate strings found in previous lists (and usually some additional new ones). If False, then the returned string list for maximum length == L contains only those circuits specified in the description above, and not those for previous values of L.
 include_lgstboolean, optional
If true, then the starting list (only applicable when nest == True) is the list of length1 operation label strings rather than the empty list. This means that when nest == True, the length1 sequences will be included in all the lists.
Returns
 list of (lists of Circuits)
The ith list corresponds to a circuit list containing repeated germs limited to length max_length_list[i]. If nest == True, then repeated germs limited to previous maxlengths are also included. Note that a “0” maximumlength corresponds to the gate label strings.
 pygsti.circuits.create_elgst_experiment_list(op_label_src, germ_list, max_length_list, trunc_scheme='whole germ powers', include_lgst=True)
List of all the circuits (i.e. experiments) required for extended LGST (eLGST).
Returns a single list containing, without duplicates, all the gate strings required throughout all the iterations of eLGST given by max_length_list. Thus, the returned list is equivalently the list of the experiments required to run eLGST using the supplied parameters, and so commonly used when construting data set templates or simulated data sets. The breakdown of which circuits are used for which iteration(s) of eLGST is given by create_elgst_lists(…).
Parameters
 op_label_srclist or Model
List of operation labels to determine needed LGST strings. If a Model, then the model’s gate and instrument labels are used. Only relevant when include_lgst == True.
 germ_listlist of Circuits
List of the germ circuits.
 max_length_listlist of ints
List of maximum lengths. A zero value in this list has special meaning, and corresponds to the length1 operation label strings.
 trunc_schemestr, optional
Truncation scheme used to interpret what the list of maximum lengths means. If unsure, leave as default. Allowed values are:
‘whole germ powers’ – germs are repeated an integer number of times such that the length is less than or equal to the max.
‘truncated germ powers’ – repeated germ string is truncated to be exactly equal to the max (partial germ at end is ok).
‘length as exponent’ – max. length is instead interpreted as the germ exponent (the number of germ repetitions).
 include_lgstboolean, optional
If true, then ensure that length1 sequences are included in the returned list.
Returns
list of Circuits