How do I find out what version of qiskit I am running?

  • $\begingroup$ I'm voting to keep it open because there's already 3 excellent answers and I couldn't find any similar question to mark it as a "duplicate". Voting "needs details for clarity" seems like an abuse of the system, because the question does not really need more details or clarity. $\endgroup$ Feb 15, 2021 at 19:11

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You can use the command:


Current qiskit version is 0.23.4 as you can see below:

{'qiskit-terra': '0.16.3',
 'qiskit-aer': '0.7.3',
 'qiskit-ignis': '0.5.1',
 'qiskit-ibmq-provider': '0.11.1',
 'qiskit-aqua': '0.8.1',
 'qiskit': '0.23.4'}

If you want to see the changes in different versions then you can check the Release Note posted by the IBM team when there is an update to the system.

  • $\begingroup$ In the windows powershell I tried qiskit.__qiskit_version__ on every level of directory from c: through c:\users\lewis\qiskit-terra\qiskit. Every time I get: $\endgroup$ Jan 29, 2021 at 16:40

Here is the code you need to run to know which version you have:

import qiskit.tools.jupyter

If you want to check the latest version, you can go read the release notes :)


I believe the qiskit_version command only works inside of a python virtual env with qiskit installed.

So, I recommended to install qiskit inside of a Python virtual environment for better experience and performance as suggested here and that should help with your question too.

Once a Python virtual environment is created using conda (Anaconda), install qiskit using pip install qiskit. Then import qiskit into your virtual environment and run qiskit_version

open the directory in which you want to work in the terminal and then...

conda create -n qiskit_virtualenv python=3.8

conda activate qiskit_virtualenv

pip install qiskit

import qiskit


If you installed qiskit using pip, you could run the following on the command line:

pip show qiskit
pip list | grep "qiskit"
pip list | grep "IBMQuantumExperience"
pip list | grep "qiskit-aer"
pip list | grep "qiskit-terra"
python --version

In notebook add "!" at the begining


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