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For questions relating to the process of assembling quantum programs that can be executed on a quantum computer.

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Does a complete list of open quantum software projects exist?

An answer to Is there any source which tabulates quantum computing algorithms for simulating physical systems? mentions the Quantum Algorithm Zoo, a list of quantum algorithms. Several answers to ...
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Does a study guide exist that starts from a “purely CS background” and advances towards “making a new quantum programming language”?

I am from a computer science background and I find it difficult to decide on the resources I should focus on while learning quantum computing, since there is so much to read/watch. My ultimate goal is ...
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Programming quantum computers for non-physics majors

I come from a non-physics background and I am very much interested in pursuing Quantum Computing - especially how to program them. Any guidance on how to get started will be very helpful.
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What programming languages are available for quantum computers?

From this question, I gathered that the main quantum computing programming languages are Q# and QISKit. What other programming languages are available for programming quantum computers? Are there ...
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How can I implement an n-bit Toffoli gate?

I want to create a Toffoli gate controlled by n qubits, and implement it in QISKit. Can this be done? If so, how?
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Automatic compilation of quantum circuits

A recent question here asked how to compile the 4-qubit gate CCCZ (controlled-controlled-controlled-Z) into simple 1-qubit and 2-qubit gates, and the only answer given so far requires 63 gates! The ...
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Where is the problem stored in a quantum computer?

I am trying to develop a more intuitive understanding of quantum computing -- I suppose Feynman would tell me that’s impossible! Let’s try: if we are trying to find the minimum of a surface or ...
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Resources for quantum algorithm basics

I have just started to learn about quantum computing, and I know a little bit about qubits. What is a resource where I can learn a basic quantum algorithm and the concepts behind how it works?
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Are there any quantum software startups?

I am aware of the quantum hardware startup Rigetti and I wonder if there are any quantum startups that build software on top of current quantum computer hardware for commercial applications? Related ...
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Does the Curry-Howard correspondence have a quantum-specific type system?

In Wikipedia we can read that the Curry–Howard correspondence is a correspondence between formal proof calculi and type systems for models of computation. In particular, it splits into two ...
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How does the Curry-Howard correspondence apply to quantum programs?

In words of Wikipedia, The Curry–Howard correspondence is the observation that two families of seemingly unrelated formalisms—namely, the proof systems on one hand, and the models of computation ...
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How would one implement a quantum equivalent of a while loop in IBM QISkit?

I'm writing a simple multiplication algorithm that uses the Quantum Fourier Transform to repetitively add a number (the multiplicand) to itself and decrements another number (the multiplier). The ...
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Checking value of variable using quantum approach

A beginner question after watching few videos. Say, var=a; var can be either of two values, ...
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Visualization of Quantum Circuits when using IBM QISKit

I have followed the installation steps, regarding QISKit working environment. For circuit visualization, I've installed latex as in addition to poppler to convert from PDF to images. Afterwards, I ...
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How do we code the matrix for a controlled operation knowing the control qubit, the target qubit and the $2\times 2$ unitary?

Having n qubits, I want to have the unitary described a controlled operation. Say for example you get as input a unitary, an index for a controlled qubit and another for a target. How would you code ...
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How to build a quantum circuit representing the Ising Model?

Can someone explain to me how to build a quantum circuit representing the Ising Model? I just want to understand how to represent the Ising Model for the purposes of quantum state label classification....
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Cannot load account with Qiskit

I just got started with Qiskit. When I tried to save my account with the API token from IBMQ website, I got the error: ...
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How can the state $\lvert0\rangle+M^{-1/2}\sum_{j=1}^M\lvert j\rangle$ be generated?

I was wondering if anybody to help me to generate the following state. It would be preferable if you use only Hadamard, CNOT and T-gates, on $\lceil\log_2(M+1)\rceil$ qubits: $$|\psi\rangle = \frac{1}{...