# ProjectQ: An Open Source Software Framework for Quantum Computing

@article{Steiger2016ProjectQAO, title={ProjectQ: An Open Source Software Framework for Quantum Computing}, author={Damian S. Steiger and Thomas H{\"a}ner and Matthias Troyer}, journal={ArXiv}, year={2016}, volume={abs/1612.08091} }

We introduce ProjectQ, an open source software effort for quantum computing. The first release features a compiler framework capable of targeting various types of hardware, a high-performance simulator with emulation capabilities, and compiler plug-ins for circuit drawing and resource estimation. We introduce our Python-embedded domain-specific language, present the features, and provide example implementations for quantum algorithms. The framework allows testing of quantum algorithms through…

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