Quirk is a toy quantum circuit simulator, intended to help people in learning about quantum computing.
If you want to quickly explore the behavior of a small quantum circuit, Quirk is the tool for you. There's no installing or configuring or scripting: just go to algassert.com/quirk, drag gates onto the circuit, and the output displays will update in real time.
(If you're still trying to understand what a quantum circuit even is, then I recommend the video series Quantum Computing for the Determined. Quirk assumes you already know background facts like "each wire represents a qubit".)
- Runs in web browsers.
- Drag-and-drop circuit editing.
- Reacts, simulates, and animates in real time.
- Inline state displays.
- Bookmarkable / linkable circuits.
- Up to 16 qubits.
- Can't recohere measured qubits (because measurement is implemented as a hack based on the deferred measurement principle).
- Dragging works poorly in Firefox on Android (because Firefox doesn't support
Try it out:
Basic usage demo:
Grover search circuit with chance and sample displays (showing that the chance of success increases):
Quantum teleportation circuit with Bloch sphere displays (showing that the qubit at the top has ended up at the bottom):
sudo add-apt-repository universe
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --yes git npm nodejs-legacy
Clone the repository.
git clone https://github.com/Strilanc/Quirk.git
Install the dev dependencies.
(Optional) Make your changes. Run the tests.
npm run test-firefox
Build the output.
npm run build
Confirm the output works by opening
out/quirk.htmlwith a web browser.
out/quirk.htmlto wherever you want.
Quirk is not an official Google product.