%trace

Summary

Visualizes the execution path of the given operation.

Description

This magic command renders an HTML-based visualization of a runtime execution path of the given operation using the QuantumSimulator.

Required parameters

  • Q# operation or function name. This must be the first parameter, and must be a valid Q# operation or function name that has been defined either in the notebook or in a Q# file in the same folder.
  • Arguments for the Q# operation or function must also be specified as key=value pairs.

Optional parameters

  • --depth=<integer> (default=1): The depth at which to render operations along the execution path.

Examples for %trace

Example 1

Visualize the execution path of a Q# operation defined as operation MyOperation() : Result:

In []: %trace MyOperation
Out[]: <HTML visualization of the operation>

Example 2

Visualize the execution path of a Q# operation defined as operation MyOperation(a : Int, b : Int) : Result:

In []: %trace MyOperation a=5 b=10
Out[]: <HTML visualization of the operation>

Example 3

Visualize operations at depth 2 on the execution path of a Q# operation defined as operation MyOperation() : Result:

In []: %trace MyOperation --depth=2
Out[]: <HTML visualization of the operation>