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Source code for qiskit.providers.provider

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"""Base class for a provider."""

from abc import ABC, abstractmethod

from qiskit.providers.exceptions import QiskitBackendNotFoundError


[docs]class Provider: """Base common type for all versioned Provider abstract classes. Note this class should not be inherited from directly, it is intended to be used for type checking. When implementing a provider you should use the versioned abstract classes as the parent class and not this class directly. """ version = 0
[docs]class ProviderV1(Provider, ABC): """Base class for a Backend Provider.""" version = 1
[docs] def get_backend(self, name=None, **kwargs): """Return a single backend matching the specified filtering. Args: name (str): name of the backend. **kwargs: dict used for filtering. Returns: Backend: a backend matching the filtering. Raises: QiskitBackendNotFoundError: if no backend could be found or more than one backend matches the filtering criteria. """ backends = self.backends(name, **kwargs) if len(backends) > 1: raise QiskitBackendNotFoundError("More than one backend matches the criteria") if not backends: raise QiskitBackendNotFoundError("No backend matches the criteria") return backends[0]
[docs] @abstractmethod def backends(self, name=None, **kwargs): """Return a list of backends matching the specified filtering. Args: name (str): name of the backend. **kwargs: dict used for filtering. Returns: list[Backend]: a list of Backends that match the filtering criteria. """ pass
def __eq__(self, other): """Equality comparison. By default, it is assumed that two `Providers` from the same class are equal. Subclassed providers can override this behavior. """ return type(self).__name__ == type(other).__name__