Welcome to QInfer
QInfer is a library using Bayesian sequential Monte Carlo for quantum parameter estimation. Works with Python 2.7, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5.
We recommend using QInfer with the Anaconda distribution. Download and install Anaconda for your platform, either Python 2.7 or 3.5. We suggest using Python 3.5, but QInfer works with either.
If using Anaconda, you should go ahead now and install from their repository
all the dependencies that you can. If you are using "regular" Python then you can
ignore this step. Replace
python=3.5 with your version (typically
either 2.7 or 3.5).
$ conda install python=3.5 numpy scipy matplotlib scikit-learn
If you are not using Anaconda, but are instead using "regular" Python, and you are on Linux, you will need the Python development package:
$ sudo apt-get install python-dev
python-dev might be
python3.5-dev depending on your package
manager and which version of Python you are using.
The latest release of QInfer can now be installed from
$ pip install qinfer
Alternatively, QInfer can be installed using
pip and Git. Ensure that
you have Git installed. On Windows, we suggest the
official Git downloads.
Once Anaconda and Git are installed, simply run
pip to install QInfer:
$ pip install git+https://github.com/QInfer/python-qinfer.git
Lastly, QInfer can be installed manually by downloading from GitHub, then running the provided installer:
$ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:QInfer/python-qinfer.git $ cd python-qinfer $ pip install -r requirements.txt $ python setup.py install
Full documentation for QInfer is
available on ReadTheDocs,
or may be built locally by running the documentation
build script in
$ cd /path/to/qinfer/doc/ $ make html
C:\> cd C:\path\to\qinfer\ C:\path\to\qinfer\> make.bat html
The generated documentation can be viewed by opening