# cirq.Operation¶

class cirq.Operation[source]

An effect applied to a collection of qubits.

The most common kind of Operation is a GateOperation, which separates its
effect into a qubit-independent Gate and the qubits it should be applied to.
__init__()

Initialize self. See help(type(self)) for accurate signature.

Methods

 controlled_by(*control_qubits[, control_values]) Returns a controlled version of this operation. If no control_qubits Returns the same operation, but with different qubits. validate_args(qubits) Raises an exception if the qubits don’t match this operation’s qid with_qubits(*new_qubits) Returns the same operation, but applied to different qubits.

Attributes