Extension for pytket, providing access to Azure devices and simulators via Microsoft QDK
Pytket is a python module for interfacing with tket, a quantum computing toolkit and optimising compiler developed by Quantinuum.
Azure Quantum is a portal for accessing quantum computers via Microsoft Azure.
Microsoft's QDK is a language and associated toolkit for quantum programming.
pytket-qsharp is an extension to
pytket that allows
pytket circuits to be
executed on remote devices and simulators via Azure Quantum,
as well as local simulators and resource estimators from the Microsoft QDK.
Backends provided in this module
This module provides four
backends, all deriving
AzureBackend, for executing pytket circuits on targets the user has access to on Azure Quantum;
QsharpSimulatorBackend, for simulating a general pure-quantum circuit using the QDK;
QsharpToffoliSimulatorBackend, for simulating a Toffoli circuit using the QDK;
QsharpEstimatorBackend, for estimating various quantum resources of a circuit using the QDK. This provides a
get_resourcesmethod, which returns a dictionary.
pytket-qsharp is available for Python 3.10, 3.11 and 3.12, on Linux, MacOS
and Windows. To install, run:
pip install pytket-qsharp
This will install
pytket if it isn't already installed, and add new classes
and methods into the
In order to use
pytket-qsharp you will first need to install the
(6.0) and the
iqsharp tool. On some Linux systems it is also necessary to
See this page for instructions on installing the SDK on your operating system.
On Linux, ensure that the
dotnettools directory is on your path. Typically this will be
dotnet tool install -g Microsoft.Quantum.IQSharp.
dotnet iqsharp install --user.
Alternatively, you can set up an environment with all the required packages using conda:
conda create -n qsharp-env -c quantum-engineering qsharp notebook
conda activate qsharp-env
Bugs, support and feature requests
Please file bugs and feature requests on the Github issue tracker.
There is also a Slack channel for discussion and support. Click here to join.
To install an extension in editable mode, simply change to its subdirectory
modules directory, and run:
pip install -e .
Pull requests are welcome. To make a PR, first fork the repo, make your proposed
changes on the
develop branch, and open a PR from your fork. If it passes
tests and is accepted after review, it will be merged in.
All code should be formatted using black, with default options. This is checked on the CI. The CI is currently using version 20.8b1.
On the CI, mypy is used as a static
type checker and all submissions must pass its checks. You should therefore run
mypy locally on any changed files before submitting a PR. Because of the way
extension modules embed themselves into the
pytket namespace this is a little
complicated, but it should be sufficient to run the script
(passing as a single argument the root directory of the module to test). The
mypy 0.800 or above.
We use pylint on the CI to check compliance
with a set of style requirements (listed in
.pylintrc). You should run
pylint over any changed files before submitting a PR, to catch any issues.
To run the tests for a module:
cdinto that module's
- ensure you have installed
hypothesis, and any modules listed in the
test-requirements.txtfile (all via
When adding a new feature, please add a test for it. When fixing a bug, please add a test that demonstrates the fix.
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