PennyLane-Rigetti, as well as all required Python packages mentioned above, can be installed via
$ python -m pip install pennylane-rigetti
Make sure you are using the Python 3 version of pip.
Alternatively, you can install PennyLane-Rigetti from the source code by navigating to the top-level directory and running
$ python setup.py install
PennyLane-Rigetti requires the following libraries be installed:
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) which will allow you to compile your quantum code and run on real QPUs. Note that this requires a valid QCS account and the QCS CLI:
To test that the PennyLane-Rigetti plugin is working correctly you can run
$ make test
in the source folder.
To build the HTML documentation, go to the top-level directory and run:
$ make docs
The documentation can then be found in the