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Software for developing quantum computing programs

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Qiskit is an open-source SDK for working with quantum computers at the level of circuits, algorithms, and application modules.

Qiskit is made up of elements that work together to enable quantum computing. This is a simple meta-package to install the elements of Qiskit altogether.


The best way of installing qiskit is by using pip:

$ pip install qiskit

See install Qiskit for detailed instructions, how to use virtual environments, and build from source standalone versions of the individual Qiskit elements and components.

Qiskit Elements

The four elements of Qiskit are the essential parts that give Qiskit its power

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Qiskit (Terra) Build Status
Qiskit Simulator (Aer) Build Status
Qiskit Experiments (Ignis) Build Status
Qiskit Application Modules (Aqua) Build Status

and if you want to run your experiments and applications on real systems you need access to IBM Quantum Services

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Qiskit IBM Quantum (Provider) Build Status

Contribution Guidelines

If you'd like to contribute to Qiskit, please take a look at our contribution guidelines. This project adheres to Qiskit's code of conduct. By participating, you are expected to uphold this code.

We use GitHub issues for tracking requests and bugs. Please use our Slack for discussion and simple questions. For questions that are more suited for a forum we use the Qiskit tag in the Stack Exchange.

Next Steps

Now you're set up and ready to check out our Qiskit Tutorials repository.

Authors and Citation

Qiskit is the work of many people who contribute to the project at different levels. If you use Qiskit, please cite as per the included BibTeX file.


Apache License 2.0

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