Source code for strawberryfields

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The Strawberry Fields codebase includes a number of complementary components.
These can be separated into frontend components
and backend components (all found within the :file:`strawberryfields.backends` submodule).

Software components


* Quantum programs: :mod:`strawberryfields.program`
* Quantum execution and compilation engine: :mod:`strawberryfields.engine`
* Quantum operations: :mod:`strawberryfields.ops`
* Input/output functions: :mod:``
* Circuit specifications: :mod:`strawberryfields.circuitspecs`
* Decompositions: :mod:`strawberryfields.decompositions`
* Utilities: :mod:`strawberryfields.utils`
* Circuit drawer: :mod:`strawberryfields.circuitdrawer`


* Backend API: :mod:`strawberryfields.backends.base`
* Quantum states: :mod:`strawberryfields.backends.states`
* Fock simulator backend: :mod:`strawberryfields.backends.fockbackend`
* Gaussian simulator backend: :mod:`strawberryfields.backends.gaussianbackend`
* Tensorflow simulator backend: :mod:`strawberryfields.backends.tfbackend`

Top-level functions

.. currentmodule: strawberryfields

.. autosummary::

Code details
from .engine import (Engine, LocalEngine)
from .io import save, load
from .program_utils import _convert as convert
from .program import Program
from ._version import __version__

__all__ = ["Engine", "LocalEngine", "Program", "convert", "version", "save", "load", "about", "cite"]

#: float: numerical value of hbar for the frontend (in the implicit units of position * momentum)
hbar = 2

[docs]def version(): r""" Version number of Strawberry Fields. Returns: str: package version number """ return __version__
[docs]def about(): """About box for Strawberry Fields. Prints the installed version numbers for SF and its dependencies, and some system info. Please include this information in bug reports. """ import sys import platform import os import numpy import scipy import hafnian import blackbird # a QuTiP-style infobox print('\nStrawberry Fields: a Python library for continuous-variable quantum circuits.') print('Copyright 2018-2019 Xanadu Quantum Technologies Inc.\n') print('Python version: {}.{}.{}'.format(*sys.version_info[0:3])) print('Platform info: {}'.format(platform.platform())) print('Installation path: {}'.format(os.path.dirname(__file__))) print('Strawberry Fields version: {}'.format(__version__)) print('Numpy version: {}'.format(numpy.__version__)) print('Scipy version: {}'.format(scipy.__version__)) print('Hafnian version: {}'.format(hafnian.__version__)) print('Blackbird version: {}'.format(blackbird.__version__)) try: import tensorflow tf_version = tensorflow.__version__ except ImportError: tf_version = None print('TensorFlow version: {}'.format(tf_version))
[docs]def cite(): """Prints the BibTeX citation for Strawberry Fields. BibTex code for reference :cite:`strawberryfields`. """ citation = """@article{strawberryfields, title = {{S}trawberry {F}ields: A Software Platform for Photonic Quantum Computing}, author = {Killoran, Nathan and Izaac, Josh and Quesada, Nicol{\'{a}}s and Bergholm, Ville and Amy, Matthew and Weedbrook, Christian}, journal = {Quantum}, volume = {3}, pages = {129}, year = {2019}, doi = {10.22331/q-2019-03-11-129}, archivePrefix = {arXiv}, eprint = {1804.03159}, }""" print(citation)