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PECOS (Performance Estimator of Codes On Surfaces) is a package designed to facilitate the evaluation and study of quantum error correcting codes.

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PECOS (Performance Estimator of Codes On Surfaces) is a Python framework for studying, developing, and evaluating quantum error-correction protocols.

  • Author: Ciarán Ryan-Anderson
  • Language: Python 3.5.2+ (with optional C and C++ extensions)


Getting Started

To get started, check out the documentation in the "docs" folder. You can also see the documentation on Read the Docs here:


  • Python 3.5.2+
  • NumPy 1.15+
  • SciPy 1.1+
  • Matplotlib 2.2+
  • NetworkX 2.1+

Optional Dependencies

  • Cython (to compile optional C/C++ extensions)
  • pytest 3.0+ (to run tests)
  • Sphinx 2.7.6+ (to compile the documentation)


Download or clone this package and navigate to the root. Then:

To install to develop PECOS run:

pip install -e .

Otherwise run:

pip install


To uninstall run:

pip uninstall quantum-pecos

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