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""" EvolutionBase Class """
from abc import ABC, abstractmethod
from qiskit.opflow.operator_base import OperatorBase
from qiskit.opflow.converters.converter_base import ConverterBase
[docs]class EvolutionBase(ConverterBase, ABC):
A base for Evolution converters.
Evolutions are converters which traverse an Operator tree, replacing any ``EvolvedOp`` `e`
with a Schrodinger equation-style evolution ``CircuitOp`` equalling or approximating the
matrix exponential of -i * the Operator contained inside (`e.primitive`). The Evolutions are
essentially implementations of Hamiltonian Simulation algorithms, including various methods
# TODO @abstractmethod
# def error_bounds(self):
# """ error bounds """
# raise NotImplementedError
def convert(self, operator: OperatorBase) -> OperatorBase:
"""Traverse the operator, replacing any ``EvolutionOps`` with their equivalent evolution
operator: The Operator to convert.
The converted Operator, with ``EvolutionOps`` replaced by ``CircuitOps``.