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Learn Quantum Computing with Python and IBM Quantum Experience

By : Robert Loredo
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Learn Quantum Computing with Python and IBM Quantum Experience

By: Robert Loredo

Overview of this book

IBM Quantum Experience is a platform that enables developers to learn the basics of quantum computing by allowing them to run experiments on a quantum computing simulator and a real quantum computer. This book will explain the basic principles of quantum mechanics, the principles involved in quantum computing, and the implementation of quantum algorithms and experiments on IBM's quantum processors. You will start working with simple programs that illustrate quantum computing principles and slowly work your way up to more complex programs and algorithms that leverage quantum computing. As you build on your knowledge, you’ll understand the functionality of IBM Quantum Experience and the various resources it offers. Furthermore, you’ll not only learn the differences between the various quantum computers but also the various simulators available. Later, you’ll explore the basics of quantum computing, quantum volume, and a few basic algorithms, all while optimally using the resources available on IBM Quantum Experience. By the end of this book, you'll learn how to build quantum programs on your own and have gained practical quantum computing skills that you can apply to your business.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Section 1: Tour of the IBM Quantum Experience (QX)
Section 2: Basics of Quantum Computing
Section 3: Algorithms, Noise, and Other Strange Things in Quantum World
Appendix A: Resources

Chapter 9: Monitoring and Optimizing Quantum Circuits

In the previous chapter, you learned how to program Qiskit Terra, using both circuits and pulse schedules.

We'll continue with the topic of circuits in this chapter, specifically monitoring and optimizing circuits. When running a quantum circuit on a quantum device, it helps to be able to monitor and track the status of your circuit, particularly when running multiple circuits on multiple devices at once.

Luckily, IBM Quantum Experience (IQX) provides plenty of features to allow us to do this with ease. Additionally, IQX provides a set of classes and features, available to optimize and enhance the visualizations of your circuits. Learning about these features will not only help optimize your circuit results but will also allow you to render the circuits in various styles and representations, such as a directed cyclical graph.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Monitoring and tracking jobs
  • ...