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Microsoft Quantum Development Kit Libraries

Welcome to the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit!

This repository contains open-source libraries for the Quantum Development Kit:

  • Docs/: Additional documentation for developing on the libraries. Please see QDK online documentation for online documentation.
  • Canon/: Q# sources used to implement the canon portion of the Q# standard library.
  • Chemistry/: Q# and C# sources used to implement a library for quantum chemistry and Hamiltonian simulation.
  • LICENSE: Terms of use and license details for the Quantum Development Kit libraries.

New to Quantum?

See the introduction to quantum computing provided with the Quantum Development Kit.

Getting Started

The libraries provided in this repository are built using .NET Core and the Quantum Development Kit. Please see the installation guide for how to get up and running.

You may also visit our Quantum repository, which offers a wide variety of samples on how to use these libraries to write quantum based programs.

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