.. attention::
``dwave-neal`` is deprecated since ``dwave-ocean-sdk`` 6.1.0 in favor of
:ref:`index_dwave_samplers` and will be removed in ``dwave-ocean-sdk`` 8.0.0.
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Introduction
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*Samplers* are processes that sample from low energy states of a problem’s objective function.
A binary quadratic model (BQM) sampler samples from low energy states in models such as those
defined by an Ising equation or a Quadratic Unconstrained Binary Optimization (QUBO) problem
and returns an iterable of samples, in order of increasing energy. A dimod :term:`sampler` provides
‘sample_qubo’ and ‘sample_ising’ methods as well as the generic BQM sampler method.
The :class:`~tabu.TabuSampler` sampler implements the `MST2 multistart tabu search algorithm
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for quadratic unconstrained binary optimization (QUBO) problems
with a :std:doc:`dimod ` Python wrapper.
For a description of the tabu search algorithm, see `tabu search `_\ .