Microsoft.Quantum.Development.Kit 0.1.1712.901-preview

Microsoft Quantum Development Kit compiler and simulators library

Suggested Alternatives

Microsoft.Quantum.Sdk

Additional Details

Please see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/quantum/install-update-qdk for instructions on how to update Q# projects to the latest version of the QDK, which uses the Microsoft.Quantum.Sdk package.

This is a prerelease version of Microsoft.Quantum.Development.Kit.
There is a newer version of this package available.
See the version list below for details.
Install-Package Microsoft.Quantum.Development.Kit -Version 0.1.1712.901-preview
dotnet add package Microsoft.Quantum.Development.Kit --version 0.1.1712.901-preview
<PackageReference Include="Microsoft.Quantum.Development.Kit" Version="0.1.1712.901-preview" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Microsoft.Quantum.Development.Kit --version 0.1.1712.901-preview
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#r "nuget: Microsoft.Quantum.Development.Kit, 0.1.1712.901-preview"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Microsoft.Quantum.Development.Kit as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Microsoft.Quantum.Development.Kit&version=0.1.1712.901-preview&prerelease

// Install Microsoft.Quantum.Development.Kit as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Microsoft.Quantum.Development.Kit&version=0.1.1712.901-preview&prerelease
The NuGet Team does not provide support for this client. Please contact its maintainers for support.

Welcome to the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit preview

Thank you for your interest in Microsoft's Quantum Development Kit preview. The development kit contains the tools you'll need to build your own quantum computing programs and experiments. Assuming some experience with Microsoft Visual Studio, beginners can write their first quantum program, and experienced researchers can quickly and efficiently develop new quantum algorithms.

To jump right in, start with Installation and validation to create and validate your development environment. Then use Quickstart - your first computer program to learn about the structure of a Q# project and how to write the quantum equivalent of "Hello, world!" -- a quantum teleport application.

If you'd like more general information about Microsoft's quantum computing initiative, see Microsoft Quantum.

Feedback pipeline

Your feedback about all parts of the Quantum Development Kit is important. We ask you to provide feedback by joining our community of developers at Microsoft Quantum - Feedback. Sign in and share your experience in one of the following forums.

  • Q# language
  • Debugging and simulation
  • Samples and Documentation
  • Libraries
  • Setup and Visual Studio integration
  • General ideas and feature requests

You will need a Microsoft Account to provide feedback.

Microsoft Quantum Development Kit components

The Quantum Development Kit preview provides a complete development and simulation environment that contains the following components.

  • Q# language and compiler: Q# is a domain-specific programming language used for expressing quantum algorithms. It is used for writing sub-programs that execute on an adjunct quantum processor under the control of a classical host program and computer.
  • Q# standard library: The library contains operations and functions that support both the classical language control requirement and the Q# quantum algorithms.
  • Local quantum machine simulator: A full state vector simulator optimized for accurate vector simulation and speed.
  • Quantum computer trace simulator: The trace simulator does not simulate the quantum environment like the local quantum simulator. It is used to estimate the resources required to execute a quantum program and also allow faster debugging of the non-Q# control code.
  • Visual Studio extension: The extension contains templates for Q# files and projects as well as syntax highlighting. The extension also installs and creates automatic hooks to the compiler.

Quantum Development Kit documentation

The current documentation includes the following topics.

  • Quantum computing concepts includes topics such the relevance of linear algebra to quantum computing, the nature and use of a qubit, how to read a quantum circuit, and more.
  • Installation and validation describes how to quickly set up your quantum development environment. Your Visual Studio environment will be enhanced with a compiler for the Q# language and templates for Q# projects and files.
  • Quickstart- your first quantum program walks you through how to create the Teleport application in the Visual Studio development environment. You'll learn how to define a Q# operation, call the Q# operation using C#, and how to execute your quantum algorithm.
  • Managing quantum machines and drivers describes how quantum algorithms are executed, what quantum machines are available, and how to write a non-Q# driver for the quantum program.
  • Quantum development techniques specifies the core concepts used to create quantum programs in Q#. Topics include file structures, operations and functions, working with qubits, and some advanced topics.
  • Q# standard libraries describes the operations and functions that support both the classical language control requirement and the Q# quantum algorithms. Topics include control flow, data structures, error correction, testing, and debugging.
  • Q# language reference details the Q# language including the type model, expressions, statements, and compiler use.
  • For more information contains specially selected references to deep coverage of quantum computing topics.
  • Quantum trace simulator reference contains reference material about trace simulator entities and exceptions.
  • Q# library reference contains reference information about library entities by namespace.

Welcome to the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit preview

Thank you for your interest in Microsoft's Quantum Development Kit preview. The development kit contains the tools you'll need to build your own quantum computing programs and experiments. Assuming some experience with Microsoft Visual Studio, beginners can write their first quantum program, and experienced researchers can quickly and efficiently develop new quantum algorithms.

To jump right in, start with Installation and validation to create and validate your development environment. Then use Quickstart - your first computer program to learn about the structure of a Q# project and how to write the quantum equivalent of "Hello, world!" -- a quantum teleport application.

If you'd like more general information about Microsoft's quantum computing initiative, see Microsoft Quantum.

Feedback pipeline

Your feedback about all parts of the Quantum Development Kit is important. We ask you to provide feedback by joining our community of developers at Microsoft Quantum - Feedback. Sign in and share your experience in one of the following forums.

  • Q# language
  • Debugging and simulation
  • Samples and Documentation
  • Libraries
  • Setup and Visual Studio integration
  • General ideas and feature requests

You will need a Microsoft Account to provide feedback.

Microsoft Quantum Development Kit components

The Quantum Development Kit preview provides a complete development and simulation environment that contains the following components.

  • Q# language and compiler: Q# is a domain-specific programming language used for expressing quantum algorithms. It is used for writing sub-programs that execute on an adjunct quantum processor under the control of a classical host program and computer.
  • Q# standard library: The library contains operations and functions that support both the classical language control requirement and the Q# quantum algorithms.
  • Local quantum machine simulator: A full state vector simulator optimized for accurate vector simulation and speed.
  • Quantum computer trace simulator: The trace simulator does not simulate the quantum environment like the local quantum simulator. It is used to estimate the resources required to execute a quantum program and also allow faster debugging of the non-Q# control code.
  • Visual Studio extension: The extension contains templates for Q# files and projects as well as syntax highlighting. The extension also installs and creates automatic hooks to the compiler.

Quantum Development Kit documentation

The current documentation includes the following topics.

  • Quantum computing concepts includes topics such the relevance of linear algebra to quantum computing, the nature and use of a qubit, how to read a quantum circuit, and more.
  • Installation and validation describes how to quickly set up your quantum development environment. Your Visual Studio environment will be enhanced with a compiler for the Q# language and templates for Q# projects and files.
  • Quickstart- your first quantum program walks you through how to create the Teleport application in the Visual Studio development environment. You'll learn how to define a Q# operation, call the Q# operation using C#, and how to execute your quantum algorithm.
  • Managing quantum machines and drivers describes how quantum algorithms are executed, what quantum machines are available, and how to write a non-Q# driver for the quantum program.
  • Quantum development techniques specifies the core concepts used to create quantum programs in Q#. Topics include file structures, operations and functions, working with qubits, and some advanced topics.
  • Q# standard libraries describes the operations and functions that support both the classical language control requirement and the Q# quantum algorithms. Topics include control flow, data structures, error correction, testing, and debugging.
  • Q# language reference details the Q# language including the type model, expressions, statements, and compiler use.
  • For more information contains specially selected references to deep coverage of quantum computing topics.
  • Quantum trace simulator reference contains reference material about trace simulator entities and exceptions.
  • Q# library reference contains reference information about library entities by namespace.

Release Notes

See: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/quantum/quantum-121117-preview-relnotes

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microsoft/qsharp-compiler
Q# compiler, command line tool, and Q# language server

Version History

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0.18.2106148911 195 6/25/2021
0.17.2105144881 171 6/1/2021
0.17.2105143879 133 5/26/2021
0.16.2105141895-beta 116 5/15/2021
0.16.2105140472 178 5/10/2021
0.16.2104138035 151 4/27/2021
0.15.2104136839-beta 128 4/19/2021
0.15.2104135508-beta 170 4/13/2021
0.15.2103133969 216 3/30/2021
0.15.2102129448 212 2/25/2021
0.15.2102128318 180 2/12/2021
0.15.2101126940 194 1/29/2021
0.15.2101125897 176 1/26/2021
0.14.2011120240 369 11/25/2020
0.14.2011120152-beta 232 11/25/2020
0.14.2011119823-beta 264 11/20/2020
0.14.2011119794-beta 217 11/19/2020
0.13.2011119705-beta 219 11/19/2020
0.13.2011119696-beta 211 11/19/2020
0.13.2011119625-beta 217 11/19/2020
0.13.20111004 275 11/10/2020
0.13.20102604 286 10/27/2020
0.12.20100504 479 10/5/2020
0.12.20100301 256 10/5/2020
0.12.20092803 285 9/29/2020
0.12.20082513 392 8/25/2020
0.12.20072031 501 7/21/2020
0.12.20070124 931 7/2/2020
0.11.2006.403 580 6/4/2020
0.11.2004.2825 49,354 4/29/2020
0.11.2003.3107 886 4/1/2020
0.11.2003.2506 368 3/26/2020
0.10.2002.2610 738 2/27/2020
0.10.2001.2831 708 1/29/2020
0.10.1912.1606-beta 580 12/18/2019
0.10.1912.501 2,918 12/5/2019
0.10.1911.1607 2,334 11/17/2019
0.10.1911.1606-beta 490 11/17/2019
0.10.1911.1602-beta 522 11/16/2019
0.10.1911.307 1,557 11/4/2019
0.10.1910.3107 1,393 11/1/2019
0.10.1910.2802-beta 566 10/29/2019
0.10.1910.1804-beta 808 10/18/2019
0.10.1910.1706-beta 367 10/17/2019
0.9.1909.3002 2,356 9/30/2019
0.9.1908.2906 1,876 8/29/2019
0.8.1908.202-beta 708 8/2/2019
0.8.1907.1701 3,876 7/18/2019
0.8.1906.2007-beta 1,277 6/21/2019
0.8.1906.1704-beta 782 6/17/2019
0.7.1905.3109 3,824 5/31/2019
0.7.1905.3102-beta 580 5/31/2019
0.7.1905.3003-beta 574 5/30/2019
0.7.1905.2303-beta 583 5/23/2019
0.7.1905.2101-beta 684 5/21/2019
0.7.1905.1603-beta 570 5/16/2019
0.6.1905.301 14,661 5/3/2019
0.6.1904.2601-beta 598 4/29/2019
0.5.1904.1302 7,953 4/15/2019
0.5.1903.2902 1,070 3/30/2019
0.5.1903.2703 1,754 3/27/2019
0.5.1903.2702 617 3/27/2019
0.5.1902.2802 1,623 2/28/2019
0.4.1901.3104 208,958 1/31/2019
0.4.1901.2905 730 1/30/2019
0.3.1811.2802-preview 24,312 11/28/2018
0.3.1811.1501-preview 20,650 11/20/2018
0.3.1811.203-preview 142,143 11/2/2018
0.3.1810.2508-preview 176,732 10/25/2018
0.2.1809.701-preview 282,317 9/7/2018
0.2.1806.3001-preview 310,582 6/30/2018
0.2.1806.2802-preview 291,705 6/29/2018
0.2.1806.1503-preview 399,268 6/20/2018
0.2.1802.2202-preview 26,550 2/23/2018
0.1.1801.1707-preview 2,324 1/17/2018
0.1.1712.901-preview 6,604 12/9/2017
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