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Quantum Computing With QISKit

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We all know that quantum computing is coming, but it is hard to know how to get started with it. [Mtreinish] suggests Qiskit — an Apache Licensed SDK for developing quantum applications. He has a presentation he gave in Singapore that you can see below, and a notebook you can go through on GitHub. If you are impatient, you can even run the notebook online through Google.

The tools can work against several backends including a simulator or the real hardware available from IBM. The official site has a different notebook you can use as a tutorial. Interestingly, the foundation of all Qiskit programs is “Terra” (the Earth) and permeating all Qiskit elements is Aer or air. There are also fire and water elements. At the bottom of the official notebook, you’ll find a lot of community notebooks that go deeper into specific topics.

The notebooks are a great example of using Juypter to share computation in a literate way. We agree with [Mtreinish] that it is nice to have a simulator, but the real thrill is to use one of the real devices IBM makes available via the Internet.

However, simulators do have a certain charm. We like Quirk, on which we did a three-part series last year. You might find that article useful to learn about basic transforms and other fundamental concepts.

 





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Fat, Not Meat, May Have Led to Bigger Hominin Brains

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Article URL: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fat-not-meat-may-have-led-to-bigger-hominin-brains/

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19600420

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Link: Thing Explainer

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XKCD creator Randall Munroe has a new book out today. “Thing Explainer” uses the 1,000 most common words to provide simplified explanations of all sorts of difficult to grasp concepts. This piece in the New Yorker is a great example of the power of this idea.

Previously from Randall Munroe: What If?, XKCD on Earthquakes and Randall Munroe Reports Android Bugs


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1421 days ago
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'Ding!' Gtg that was my food-heating radio box
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1422 days ago
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Wrestling IS real.

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Wrestling IS real. submitted by bibowski to funny
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1515 days ago
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Knew it
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Microsoft’s new app lets you poll friends to plan events

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Microsoft has been killing it on iOS with its lineup of premium productivity apps. Now the company is trying to make organizing group outings a lot more fun with is new app Tossup from the Microsoft Garage. Out today on








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1564 days ago
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Too close for comfort!
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Honey...

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Honey... submitted by JimKB to funny
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1580 days ago
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Yep
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1556 days ago
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