plot_state_hinton

plot_state_hinton(state, title='', figsize=None, ax_real=None, ax_imag=None, *, rho=None)[source]

Plot a hinton diagram for the density matrix of a quantum state.

Parameters
  • state (Statevector or DensityMatrix or ndarray) – An N-qubit quantum state.

  • title (str) – a string that represents the plot title

  • figsize (tuple) – Figure size in inches.

  • ax_real (matplotlib.axes.Axes) – An optional Axes object to be used for the visualization output. If none is specified a new matplotlib Figure will be created and used. If this is specified without an ax_imag only the real component plot will be generated. Additionally, if specified there will be no returned Figure since it is redundant.

  • ax_imag (matplotlib.axes.Axes) – An optional Axes object to be used for the visualization output. If none is specified a new matplotlib Figure will be created and used. If this is specified without an ax_imag only the real component plot will be generated. Additionally, if specified there will be no returned Figure since it is redundant.

Returns

The matplotlib.Figure of the visualization if neither ax_real or ax_imag is set.

Return type

matplotlib.Figure

Raises
  • ImportError – Requires matplotlib.

  • VisualizationError – if input is not a valid N-qubit state.

Example

from qiskit import QuantumCircuit
from qiskit.quantum_info import DensityMatrix
from qiskit.visualization import plot_state_hinton
%matplotlib inline

qc = QuantumCircuit(2)
qc.h(0)
qc.cx(0, 1)

state = DensityMatrix.from_instruction(qc)
plot_state_hinton(state, title="New Hinton Plot")
../_images/qiskit.visualization.plot_state_hinton_0_0.png