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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 D: The Complete Guitar Class Hierarchy
Appendix F: Production Notes


The home of the Qiskit open source quantum computing software development kit (SDK) is

The canonical source for learning about qiskit is the Qiskit Textbook at

It features a review of quantum computing along with interactive Python examples. [LQCQ]

The main web page for the Qiskit documentation is

The release notes for all versions are at

You can see your installed version of qiskit and its constituent modules by issuing the following in Python:

import qiskit

{'qiskit-terra': '0.18.0', 'qiskit-aer': '0.8.2', 'qiskit-ignis': '0.6.0', 'qiskit-ibmq-provider': '0.16.0', 'qiskit-aqua...