- static ExpectationFactory.build(operator, backend=None, include_custom=True)[source]¶
A factory method for convenient automatic selection of an Expectation based on the Operator to be converted and backend used to sample the expectation value.
Deprecated since version 0.24.0: The method
qiskit.opflow.expectations.expectation_factory.ExpectationFactory.build()is deprecated as of qiskit-terra 0.24.0. It will be removed no earlier than 3 months after the release date. For code migration guidelines, visit https://qisk.it/opflow_migration.
operator (OperatorBase) – The Operator whose expectation value will be taken.
backend (Optional[Union[Backend, QuantumInstance]]) – The backend which will be used to sample the expectation value.
include_custom (bool) – Whether the factory will include the (Aer) specific custom expectations if their behavior against the backend might not be as expected. For instance when using Aer qasm_simulator with paulis the Aer snapshot can be used but the outcome lacks shot noise and hence does not intuitively behave overall as people might expect when choosing a qasm_simulator. It is however fast as long as the more state vector like behavior is acceptable.
The expectation algorithm which best fits the Operator and backend.
ValueError – If operator is not of a composition for which we know the best Expectation method.
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