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Quantum Computing with Silq Programming

By : Srinjoy Ganguly, Thomas Cambier
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Quantum Computing with Silq Programming

By: Srinjoy Ganguly, Thomas Cambier

Overview of this book

Quantum computing is a growing field, with many research projects focusing on programming quantum computers in the most efficient way possible. One of the biggest challenges faced with existing languages is that they work on low-level circuit model details and are not able to represent quantum programs accurately. Developed by researchers at ETH Zurich after analyzing languages including Q# and Qiskit, Silq is a high-level programming language that can be viewed as the C++ of quantum computers! Quantum Computing with Silq Programming helps you explore Silq and its intuitive and simple syntax to enable you to describe complex tasks with less code. This book will help you get to grips with the constructs of the Silq and show you how to write quantum programs with it. You’ll learn how to use Silq to program quantum algorithms to solve existing and complex tasks. Using quantum algorithms, you’ll also gain practical experience in useful applications such as quantum error correction, cryptography, and quantum machine learning. Finally, you’ll discover how to optimize the programming of quantum computers with the simple Silq. By the end of this Silq book, you’ll have mastered the features of Silq and be able to build efficient quantum applications independently.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Section 1: Essential Background and Introduction to Quantum Computing
Section 2: Challenges in Quantum Programming and Silq Programming
Section 3: Quantum Algorithms Using Silq Programming
Section 4: Applications of Quantum Computing

Chapter 6: Silq Programming Basics and Features

To provide a better understanding and commercial value for technical as well as non-technical audiences, programming languages have evolved a lot from being low-level to high-level, which hides the abstract details. In the case of quantum computing, we are now moving toward making high-level languages that can abstract out the low-level details that are not useful for many users. The Silq programming language is the first step in this direction.

In this chapter, you will learn about the basics of the Silq programming language and its various constructs, which will help you to do high-level quantum programming. You will get into the features of the Silq language that make it unique from other programming languages. We will cover the following topics:

  • Introducing the Silq programming language and its special features
  • Silq programming language installation
  • Introducing Silq data types
  • Defining variables in the Silq...