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Dancing with Python

By : Robert S. Sutor
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Dancing with Python

By: Robert S. Sutor

Overview of this book

Dancing with Python helps you learn Python and quantum computing in a practical way. It will help you explore how to work with numbers, strings, collections, iterators, and files. The book goes beyond functions and classes and teaches you to use Python and Qiskit to create gates and circuits for classical and quantum computing. Learn how quantum extends traditional techniques using the Grover Search Algorithm and the code that implements it. Dive into some advanced and widely used applications of Python and revisit strings with more sophisticated tools, such as regular expressions and basic natural language processing (NLP). The final chapters introduce you to data analysis, visualizations, and supervised and unsupervised machine learning. By the end of the book, you will be proficient in programming the latest and most powerful quantum computers, the Pythonic way.
Table of Contents (29 chapters)
Part I: Getting to Know Python
PART II: Algorithms and Circuits
PART III: Advanced Features and Libraries
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Appendix C: The Complete UniPoly Class
Appendix D: The Complete Guitar Class Hierarchy
Appendix F: Production Notes

A.10 Installing and setting up Qiskit

The basic installation for qiskit on your computer is simple:

pip install wheel 'qiskit[visualization]'

You may or may not need the single quotes.

If you plan to use Qiskit on Microsoft Windows, be sure to install the 64-bit version of Python.

To access the cloud-based IBM Quantum hardware systems, visit

Create an account if necessary, and once you are on the IBM Quantum home page, look for the “API token” section as in Figure A.8. You need an API token to authenticate yourself with the IBM Quantum cloud service. [QIS]

IBM Quantum API token
Figure A.8: IBM Quantum API token

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