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The guide is a "crowd-sourced" overview article that has already been heavily cited.

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A beginner's guide for would-be quantum programmers provides a thorough introduction to quantum algorithms and their implementation on existing hardware.

"Quantum Algorithm Implementations for Beginners" is published in ACM Transactions on Quantum Computing. "Our guide helps quantum programmers get started in the field, which is bound to grow as more and more quantum computers with more and more qubits become commonplace," says Andrey Y. Lokhov, a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and lead author of the work.

In stand-alone sections, the guide surveys 20 quantum algorithms, then walks programmers through implementing the algorithms on IBM's publicly available 5-qubit IBMQX4 quantum computer and other computers.

From Los Alamos National Laboratory
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