Does something like Quirk exist for topological (eg. braided) circuits?

Alternatively, any ideas on how @CraigGidney is getting these circuits (or something similar)?

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  • @CraigGidney any thoughts? – meowzz Jul 20 at 2:31
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    Those figures were created manually with sketchup, which is a 3d modelling tool. There was no simulation involved, only careful application of known rules. I have been working on a tool to both edit and simulate the braids, but it is very incomplete at the moment. And it may switch paradigms completely (to lattice surgery) before advancing more. – Craig Gidney Jul 24 at 13:53
  • @CraigGidney You are awesome!! Thank you for all your contributions to open source quantum software! – meowzz Jul 24 at 23:55
  • @CraigGidney Would you consider posting an answer so that I may accept it? Alternatively, I can self-answer based on your comment. – meowzz Nov 4 at 20:52
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Those figures were created manually with sketchup, which is a 3d modelling tool. There was no simulation involved, only careful application of known rules.

There is QTop which is an open-source project that can simulate but also visualize topological quantum codes.

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