qiskit.quantum_info.pauli_basis(num_qubits, weight=False, pauli_list=None)[source]#

Return the ordered PauliTable or PauliList for the n-qubit Pauli basis.

Deprecated since version 0.22: qiskit.quantum_info.operators.symplectic.pauli_utils.pauli_basis()’s argument pauli_basis is deprecated as of qiskit-terra 0.22. It will be removed no earlier than 3 months after the release date. The argument pauli_list has no effect as the function always returns a PauliList.

  • num_qubits (int) – number of qubits

  • weight (bool) – if True optionally return the basis sorted by Pauli weight rather than lexicographic order (Default: False)

  • pauli_list (bool) – [Deprecated] This argument is deprecated and remains for backwards compatability. It has no effect.


the Paulis for the basis

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