Hello,

I am trying to decompose `RXXX`

into gates from {RX, RZ, H, CNOT}, but couldn’t find a lot of resources online.

I am trying to use compute_decomposition, but I don’t know why I have to specify a theta or pauliwords to do the decomposition. Shouldn’t it just give back a decomposition without any additional information?

Any help is appeciated, thanks!

```
qml.PauliRot(-6.25, 'XXX', wires=[0, 1, 2]).compute_decomposition(-6.25, wires=[0, 1, 2], pauli_word='Y')
```

Hello @Jacky_Jiang !

Unfortunately, the problem of decomposing gates is not trivial. `compute_decomposition`

provides preset decompositions that are known for certain gates. `RXXX`

does not have a well-known decomposition and as such, it’s not hard coded in the back end.

Sorry we can’t be of more help here,

Alvaro

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I am trying to use compute_decomposition, but I don’t know why I have to specify a theta or pauliwords to do the decomposition.

@Jacky_Jiang, I’m curious what your use case is here. Would you like to just look at the decomposition of `PauliRot`

to see how it’s done? Or do you have a need for a symbolic representation of the decomposition?