- Resource analysis
of the quantum linear system algorithm by
Artur Scherer, Benoît
Valiron, Siun-Chuon Mau, Scott
Alexander, Eric van den Berg, and Thomas
E. Chapuran. A detailed resource analysis of the quantum
linear systems algorithm using Quipper.
- Programming the
quantum future, by Benoît
Valiron, Neil J. Ross, Peter Selinger,
D. Scott Alexander, and Jonathan M. Smith.
This paper lays out general requirements for a quantum programming
language and highlights some of Quipper's features.
- Five Quantum
Algorithms Using Quipper, by Safat Siddiqui, Mohammed Jahirul
Islam, and Omar Shehab. An exploration of Deutsch's, Deutsch-Jozsa's,
Simon's, Grover's, and Shor's algorithms using Quipper.
- Quantum algorithm
for the solution of the Dirac equation, by François
Fillion-Gourdeau, Steve MacLean, and Raymond Laflamme. This paper
describes a quantum algorithm for solving a time-dependent Dirac
equation. The authors use Quipper for determining resource
See the file NEWS for more details.
July 27, 2016: Release 0.8. Compatibility with GHC
8.0. Note: GHC 7.10 is too broken and will not be
supported by Quipper.
Oct 14, 2014: Release 0.7. Compatibility with GHC
Jan 16, 2014: Release 0.6. This is mostly a maintenance release
to stay in sync with relevant Haskell libraries. Minor edits and
documentation updates. Added alternate version of synthesis algorithm
for determinant 1 generators. Synthesis and rendering libraries are
now external packages.
Sept 2, 2013: Release 0.5. Portability improvements
for GHC 7.6. Portability improvements for Windows. Added
quipperi script, analogous to ghci. New libraries
for classical circuit
gates. Additional gate
decompositions. Added decomposition into
a "standard" gate
set. Updated ASCII output format; improved circuit parser
efficiency. Miscellaneous bug fixes, refactoring, and documentation
June 19, 2013: Release 0.4.
This is the first public release of Quipper. It is a beta release.
Quipper can be downloaded here:
If you would like to ensure the accuracy of the downloaded files, you
can double-check their SHA1
sums. Previous releases are available here.
Please note: Quipper does not work with GHC 7.10. The
versions currently supported are GHC 7.4, 7.6, 7.8, and
Installation instructions for Linux, Macintosh, and other Unix-like systems:
Installation instructions for Windows:
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Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Applied Communication Sciences. All rights
Alexander S. Green
Peter LeFanu Lumsdaine
Keith Kim (ACS)
Siun-Chuon Mau (ACS)
Won Ng (ACS)
Neil J. Ross
Artur Scherer (ACS)
Alexandr Virodov (ACS)
Stephan A. Zdancewic
This research was supported by the Intelligence Advanced Research
Projects Activity (IARPA) via Department of Interior National Business
Center contract numbers D11PC20168 and D12PC00527. The U.S. Government
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Last modified by
Peter Selinger on July 27, 2016