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Manage noise when running circuits

Running circuits on real quantum devices means dealing with the noise those devices introduce to the computation. Cirq provides different ways to managing that noise, to improve the reliability of a circuit when run on hardware.

Characterization and compensation

By first characterizing how much and what kinds of error a device is exhibiting, compensation can be used to improve the reliability of the next run on the device or interpret the results of a previous run more accurately.
Frequently asked questions about characterization and compensation.
A characterization method using Floquet theory.
A characterization benchmarking method using cross entropy.

Visualizing noise

Graphing and plotting methods for visualizing noise.
Functions to plot noise characteristics across a device.