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TensorCircuit is the next generation of quantum circuit simulators with support for automatic differentiation, just-in-time compiling, hardware acceleration, and vectorized parallelism.
TensorCircuit is built on top of modern machine learning frameworks and is machine learning backend agnostic. It is specifically suitable for highly efficient simulations of quantum-classical hybrid paradigm and variational quantum algorithms.
Please begin with Quick Start.
The following are some minimal demos.
- Circuit manipulation:
import tensorcircuit as tc c = tc.Circuit(2) c.H(0) c.CNOT(0,1) c.rx(1, theta=0.2) print(c.wavefunction()) print(c.expectation_ps(z=[0, 1])) print(c.sample())
- Runtime behavior customization:
tc.set_backend("tensorflow") tc.set_dtype("complex128") tc.set_contractor("greedy")
- Automatic differentiations with jit:
def forward(theta): c = tc.Circuit(2) c.R(0, theta=theta, alpha=0.5, phi=0.8) return tc.backend.real(c.expectation((tc.gates.z(), ))) g = tc.backend.grad(forward) g = tc.backend.jit(g) theta = tc.array_to_tensor(1.0) print(g(theta))
The package is purely written in Python and can be obtained via pip as:
pip install tensorcircuit
We also have Docker support.
- Tensor network simulation engine based
- JIT, AD, vectorized parallelism compatible, GPU support
- Time: 10 to 10^6 times acceleration compared to tfq or qiskit
- Space: 600+ qubits 1D VQE workflow (converged energy inaccuracy: < 1%)
- Flexibility: customized contraction, multiple ML backend/interface choices, multiple dtype precisions
- API design: quantum for humans, less code, more power
For contribution guidelines and notes, see CONTRIBUTING.
We welcome issues, PRs, and discussions from everyone, and these are all hosted on GitHub.