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Operation

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Quantum Operation Interface Class. For objects that can be added to a QuantumCircuit. These objects include Gate, Reset, Barrier, Measure, and operators such as Clifford. The main purpose is to add an Operation to a QuantumCircuit without synthesizing it before the transpilation.

Example

Add a Clifford and a Toffoli gate to a QuantumCircuit.

from qiskit import QuantumCircuit
from qiskit.quantum_info import Clifford, random_clifford
 
qc = QuantumCircuit(3)
cliff = random_clifford(2)
qc.append(cliff, [0, 1])
qc.ccx(0, 1, 2)
qc.draw('mpl')
../_images/qiskit-circuit-Operation-1.png

Attributes

name

Unique string identifier for operation type.

num_clbits

Number of classical bits.

num_qubits

Number of qubits.

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