embed_bqm(source_bqm, embedding=None, target_adjacency=None, chain_strength=None, smear_vartype=None)[source]#

Embed a binary quadratic model onto a target graph.

  • source_bqm (BinaryQuadraticModel) – Binary quadratic model to embed.

  • embedding (dict/EmbeddedStructure) – Mapping from source graph to target graph as a dict of form {s: {t, …}, …}, where s is a source-model variable and t is a target-model variable. Alternately, an EmbeddedStructure object produced by, for example, EmbeddedStructure(target_adjacency.edges(), embedding). If embedding is a dict, target_adjacency must be provided.

  • target_adjacency (dict/networkx.Graph, optional) – Adjacency of the target graph as a dict of form {t: Nt, …}, where t is a variable in the target graph and Nt is its set of neighbours. This should be omitted if and only if embedding is an EmbeddedStructure object.

  • chain_strength (float/mapping/callable, optional) – Sets the coupling strength between qubits representing variables that form a chain. Mappings should specify the required chain strength for each variable. Callables should accept the BQM and embedding and return a float or mapping. By default, chain_strength is calculated with uniform_torque_compensation().

  • smear_vartype (Vartype, optional, default=None) – Determines whether the linear bias of embedded variables is smeared (the specified value is evenly divided as biases of a chain in the target graph) in SPIN or BINARY space. Defaults to the Vartype of source_bqm.


Target binary quadratic model.

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This example embeds a triangular binary quadratic model representing a \(K_3\) clique into a square target graph by mapping variable c in the source to nodes 2 and 3 in the target.

>>> import networkx as nx
>>> target = nx.cycle_graph(4)
>>> # Binary quadratic model for a triangular source graph
>>> h = {'a': 0, 'b': 0, 'c': 0}
>>> J = {('a', 'b'): 1, ('b', 'c'): 1, ('a', 'c'): 1}
>>> bqm = dimod.BinaryQuadraticModel.from_ising(h, J)
>>> # Variable c is a chain
>>> embedding = {'a': {0}, 'b': {1}, 'c': {2, 3}}
>>> # Embed and show the chain strength
>>> target_bqm = dwave.embedding.embed_bqm(bqm, embedding, target)
>>> target_bqm.quadratic[(2, 3)]
>>> print(target_bqm.quadratic)  
{(0, 1): 1.0, (0, 3): 1.0, (1, 2): 1.0, (2, 3): -1.9996979771955565}