Installation and setup¶
PennyLane-Forest requires the following libraries be installed:
- Python >=3.6
as well as the following Python packages:
If you currently do not have Python 3 installed, we recommend Anaconda for Python 3, a distributed version of Python packaged for scientific computation.
Additionally, if you would like to compile the quantum instruction language (Quil) and run it locally using a quantum virtual machine (QVM) server, you will need to download and install the Forest software development kit (SDK):
Alternatively, you may sign up for Rigetti’s Quantum Cloud Services (QCS) to acquire a Quantum Machine Image (QMI) which will allow you to compile your quantum code and run on real quantum processing units (QPUs), or on a preinstalled QVM. Note that this requires a valid QCS account.
Installation of PennyLane-Forest, as well as all required Python packages mentioned above, can be installed via
$ python -m pip install pennylane-forest
Make sure you are using the Python 3 version of pip.
Alternatively, you can install PennyLane-Forest from the source code by navigating to the top directory and running
$ python setup.py install
To ensure that PennyLane-Forest is working correctly after installation, the test suite can be run by navigating to the source code folder and running
$ make test
To build the HTML documentation, go to the top-level directory and run
$ make docs
The documentation can then be found in the