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Open-Source Quantum Software Projects

Curated list of open-source developed quantum software projects.

Please read the contribution guidelines before contributing.

Also please check out the Unitary Fund's 4k$ grant project for quantum OSS!

Contents

For a curated list of learning resources please check out desireevl's repo.

Quantum full-stack libraries

C++

JavaScript

Python

  • Cirq - Framework for creating, editing, and invoking Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum (NISQ) circuits.
  • Forest - Rigetti's software library for writing, simulating, compiling and executing quantum programs.
  • Ocean - D-Wave System's suite of tools for solving hard problems with quantum computers.
  • OpenQL - Compiler framework with algorithm libraries, optimizer, scheduler, QEC, mapping, micro-code generator.
  • ProjectQ - Hardware-agnostic framework with compiler and simulator with emulation capabilities.
  • Qiskit - Framework for working with noisy quantum computers at the level of pulses, circuits, and algorithms (supported by IBM).
  • Strawberry Fields - Xanadu's software library for photonic quantum computing.

Q#

  • Q# - Microsoft's quantum programming language with Visual Studio integration.

Quantum simulators

C

  • QuaC - Parallel time-dependent open quantum systems solver.
  • QuEST - Quantum Exact Simulation Toolkit is a high performance multicore simulator of universal quantum circuits.
  • TNQVM - Tensor Network QPU Simulator for Eclipse XACC.

Common Lisp

  • BLACK-STONE - Specification and implementation of quantum common lisp, for gate-model quantum computers.
  • QVM - Rigetti's high-performance quantum virtual machine.

Coq

C++

F#

Haskell

Java

  • jquil - A Java library for quantum programming using Quil.
  • libQuantumJava - Crude translation from the C implementation of libquantum to a Java version.

JavaScript

  • jsquil - JavaScript interface for writing Quil programs.
  • Quantum Circuit Simulator - Smoothly runs 20+ qubit simulations in browser or on node.js server.
  • Quirk - Drag-and-drop quantum circuit simulator in your browser.

Julia

  • Cliffords.jl - Efficient calculation of Clifford circuits in Julia.
  • QSimulator.jl - Unitary and Lindbladian evolution in Julia.
  • QuantumInfo.jl - Julia library for quantum information related calculations.
  • RandomQuantum.jl - Package for generating random quantum states and processes.
  • Yao.jl - Extensible, Efficient Quantum Algorithm Design for Humans.

Mathematica

  • QuantumUtils - Tools for quantum control, simulation, channel representation conversion, and perturbations.

OCaml

  • QOCS - Quantum OCaml Circuit Simulator is a functional approach to simulating quantum gates.

Python

  • PIQS - Efficient simulation of open quantum dynamics of identical qubits.
  • QCircuits - User-friendly quantum circuit simulator designed for students and newcomers to quantum computing.
  • QTop - Simulation and visualization of topological quantum computers.
  • Quantum Virtual Machine - Reference implementation of Rigetti's Quantum Virtual Machine.
  • Quintuple - Simulating the 5-qubit processor of the IBM Quantum Experience.
  • QuPy - Quantum circuit simulator for both CPU and GPU.
  • QuSim - Ideal noise-free multi-qubit simulator written in 150 lines of code.
  • QuTiP - User-friendly and efficient numerical simulations of a wide variety of open quantum systems.
  • SimulaQron - Application level simulator of a quantum network.
  • SQUANCH - A distributed simulation framework for quantum networks and channels.

Qumin

  • Qlmp - Interpreter for the functional quantum programming language Qumin.

Rust

  • QCGPU - High-performance GPU-accelerated quantum computer simulation outlined in this arXiv paper.

Swift

Quantum annealing

C++

Python

  • chimera_embedding - Algorithms to generate native-structured embeddings for Chimera graphs.
  • dimod - Shared API for Ising and QUBO problems.
  • dwavebinarycsp - Map constraint satisfaction problems with binary variables to binary quadratic models.
  • dwave-cloud-client - Min. implementation of the REST interface to communicate with D-Wave's Solver API.
  • dwave_networkx - Exploration and analysis of network graphs.
  • dwave_neal - An implementation of a simulated annealing sampler.
  • dwave-system - API for easily incorporating D-Wave quantum annealers as samplers in the Ocean software stack.
  • embedding_utilities - Mapping samples between original and embedded graph.
  • micro_client_sapi_dimod - Dimod wrapper for the D-Wave Micro Client.
  • minorminer - Heuristic tool for minor graph embedding.
  • penaltymodel - Utilities and interfaces for using penalty models.
  • sapi_dimod - Dimod wrapper for D-Wave's Solver API (SAPI).

Python, C & Matlab

  • Qbsolv - QUBO solver with D-Wave or classical tabu solver backend.

Quantum algorithms

C++

  • XACC VQE - Variational quantum eigensolver built on XACC for distributed, and shared memory systems.

Julia

Python

  • Adapt - Algorithms for adaptive refinement of measurements.
  • FermiLib - Software for analyzing fermionic quantum simulation algorithms with ProjectQ.
  • Grove - Quantum algorithms implemented using Rigetti's pyQuil.
  • OpenFermion - Compiling and analyzing quantum algorithm for quantum chemistry simulations.
  • PennyLane - Library for quantum ML, automatic differentiation and optimization of hybrid computations.
  • QFog - Framework for analyzing both classical and quantum Bayesian Networks.
  • Qiskit Aqua - Library of various quantum algorithm implemented with Qiskit.
  • Qiskit Tutorial - Jupyter notebook filled with tutorials for Qiskit.
  • Quantum_Edward - Python tools for supervised learning by Quantum Neural Networks
  • QuantumFlow - Quantum Algorithms Development Toolkit e.g. allowing for backpropagation with QAOA.
  • Quantum TSP - Tutorials on solving Travelling Salesman Problem using quantum computing (QAOA).
  • VQF - Implementation of Variational Quantum Factoring algorithm (in pyQuil)
  • XACC Examples - Example code using XACC for quantum computing.
  • XACC QChem - QPU Benchmarks for Quantum Chemistry via XACC, Psi4 and OpenFermion.

Q#

  • Quantum Katas - Programming exercises for learning Q# and quantum computing.

Quantum compilers

C++

  • ScaffCC - Compilation, analysis and optimization framework for the Scaffold quantum programming language.

Julia

  • QGL.jl - A performance orientated QGL compiler.

Mathematica

  • UniversalQCompiler - Synthesis of isometries (including unitaries and state preparation), channels and POVMs.

Python

  • PyZX - Python library for quantum circuit rewriting and optimisation using the ZX-calculus.
  • QGL2 Compiler - Language compiler for imperative Quantum Gate Language (QGL).
  • Qiskit Terra - Python library for quantum circuit rewriting and optimization (supported by IBM).
  • Qubiter - Quantum compiler with Python wrapper for LAPACK's CS Decomposition to build a binary tree of matrices.

Common Lisp

  • quilc - Rigetti's optimizing Quil compiler.

Quantum assembly

  • Blackbird - Open-source quantum instruction language currently used for Xanadu's photonic hardware.
  • OpenQASM - Open-source quantum assembly language.
  • QMASM - A quantum macro assembler for D-Wave's quantum annealers.
  • Quil - An open hybrid quantum/classical instruction set currently used by Rigetti. Parser

Quantum and post-quantum cryptography

C

  • liboqs - C library for quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithms.
  • openssh - OpenSSH with quantum-safe key exchange algorithms.
  • openssl - OpenSSL with quantum-safe cryptographic algorithms.

Python

Experimental quantum computing

Julia

  • Qlab.jl - Generic lab tools in Julia.

Matlab

  • Qlab - Measurement and control software for superconducting qubits.

Python

  • ARTIQ - Next-generation control system for quantum information experiments.
  • PyQLab - Library for instrument control and superconducting QIP experiments.
  • QFlow-lite - Machine Learning tools for autotuning quantum dot experiments.
  • QGL - Domain-specific language embedded in Python for specifying pulse sequences.
  • Quince - Node-based GUI that allows for graphical configuration of qubit experiments in Auspex.
  • qupulse - Quantum computing pulse parametrization and sequencing framework (formerly qc-toolkit).

Quantum fun

Board games

  • Entanglion - The world’s first open source quantum computing board game. For 2 players.

Python

Python & JavaScript

JavaScript

Quantum tools

Mathematica

  • QI - Toolkit for common quantum information functions.

Python

  • IBM Q bot - Bot for Slack and Telegram to monitor the load of IBM Q quantum computers.

Others

Abandoned projects

2+ years of inactivity. Feel free to reanimate, document and contribute to some of this work!

Contributing

See the contribution guidelines.

License

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