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cirq.interop.quirk.QuirkArithmeticGate

Applies arithmetic to a target and some inputs.

Inherits From: ArithmeticGate, Gate

Implements Quirk-specific implicit effects like assuming that the presence of an 'r' input implies modular arithmetic.

In Quirk, modular operations have no effect on values larger than the modulus. This convention is used because unitarity forces some convention on out-of-range values (they cannot simply disappear or raise exceptions), and the simplest is to do nothing. This call handles ensuring that happens, and ensuring the new target register value is normalized modulo the modulus.

identifier The quirk identifier string for this operation.
target The target qubit register.
inputs Qubit registers, which correspond to the qid shape of the qubits from which the input will be read, or classical constants, that determine what happens to the target.

ValueError If the target is too small for a modular operation with too small modulus.

operation

Methods

apply

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Returns the result of the gate operating on classical values.

For example, an addition takes two values (the target and the source), adds the source into the target, then returns the target and source as the new register values.

The apply method is permitted to be sloppy in three ways:

  1. The apply method is permitted to return values that have more bits than the registers they will be stored into. The extra bits are simply dropped. For example, if the value 5 is returned for a 2 qubit register then 5 % 22 = 1 will be used instead. Negative values are also permitted. For example, for a 3 qubit register the value -2 becomes -2 % 23 = 6.
  2. When the value of the last k registers is not changed by the gate, the apply method is permitted to omit these values from the result. That is to say, when the length of the output is less than the length of the input, it is padded up to the intended length by copying from the same position in the input.
  3. When only the first register's value changes, the apply method is permitted to return an int instead of a sequence of ints.

The apply method must be reversible. Otherwise the gate will not be unitary, and incorrect behavior will result.

Examples:

A fully detailed adder:

def apply(self, target, offset):
    return (target + offset) % 2**len(self.target_register), offset

The same adder, with less boilerplate due to the details being handled by the ArithmeticGate class:

def apply(self, target, offset):
    return target + offset

controlled

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Returns a controlled version of this gate. If no arguments are specified, defaults to a single qubit control.

num_controls: Total number of control qubits. control_values: For which control qubit values to apply the sub gate. A sequence of length num_controls where each entry is an integer (or set of integers) corresponding to the qubit value (or set of possible values) where that control is enabled. When all controls are enabled, the sub gate is applied. If unspecified, control values default to 1. control_qid_shape: The qid shape of the controls. A tuple of the expected dimension of each control qid. Defaults to (2,) * num_controls. Specify this argument when using qudits.

num_qubits

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The number of qubits this gate acts on.

on

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Returns an application of this gate to the given qubits.

Args
*qubits The collection of qubits to potentially apply the gate to.

on_each

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Returns a list of operations applying the gate to all targets.

Args
*targets The qubits to apply this gate to. For single-qubit gates this can be provided as varargs or a combination of nested iterables. For multi-qubit gates this must be provided as an Iterable[Sequence[Qid]], where each sequence has num_qubits qubits.

Returns
Operations applying this gate to the target qubits.

Raises
ValueError If targets are not instances of Qid or Iterable[Qid]. If the gate qubit number is incompatible.
TypeError If a single target is supplied and it is not iterable.

registers

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The data acted upon by the arithmetic gate.

Each register in the list can either be a classical constant (an int), or else a list of qubit/qudit dimensions. Registers that are set to a classical constant must not be mutated by the arithmetic gate (their value must remain fixed when passed to apply).

Registers are big endian. The first qubit is the most significant, the last qubit is the 1s qubit, the before last qubit is the 2s qubit, etc.

Returns
A list of constants and qubit groups that the gate will act upon.

validate_args

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Checks if this gate can be applied to the given qubits.

By default checks that:

  • inputs are of type Qid
  • len(qubits) == num_qubits()
  • qubit_i.dimension == qid_shape[i] for all qubits

Child classes can override. The child implementation should call super().validate_args(qubits) then do custom checks.

Args
qubits The sequence of qubits to potentially apply the gate to.

Throws:

  • ValueError: The gate can't be applied to the qubits.

with_probability

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with_registers

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Returns the same fate targeting different registers.

Args
*new_registers The new values that should be returned by the registers method.

Returns
An instance of the same kind of gate, but acting on different registers.

wrap_in_linear_combination

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__add__

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__call__

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Call self as a function.

__eq__

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__mul__

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__ne__

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__neg__

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__pow__

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__rmul__

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__sub__

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__truediv__

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