# Stochastic Calibration (SC)¶

Stochastic calibration (SC) is a benchmarking technique, similar to cycle benchmarking, which allows users to retrieve diagnostic information about specific Pauli decays in a system.

The Pauli decays to be characterized should be selected so that they anticommute with some error(s) which are of concern so that the error(s) contribute(s) to the element of the process matrix corresponding to the Pauli decay.