On July 18, 2023 Google Quantum AI released Cirq v1.2.0:
This Cirq release focuses on making it easier to express and do resource estimations for Fault Tolerant Quantum Algorithms with a number of high level improvements.
Notable improvements include the addition of a new sub-package (Cirq-FT) for rapid prototyping and resource estimation of fault tolerant algorithms that extends Cirq, and added support for Python 3.11. Since the latest Cirq v1.1.0 release in December 2022, these updates were made through the combined work of 32 developers from both the Cirq Development Team and the broader open-source community, 18 of which were first-time contributors. The full release summary, change log, and contributor list can be found here.
Cirq v1.2.0 is available working out-of-the-box in its own dedicated virtual environment on qBraid. To try out Cirq's latest features, launch Lab and follow these steps to install and setup Cirq in a new Jupyter Notebook in just 4 clicks:
In the top right corner of the environment manager sidebar, click +Add to browse the full environment list.
Scroll until you find the environment named Cirq (v1.2.0), expand the environment panel drop-down, and click Install.
Wait until the environment finishes installing, and then click Activate to add a new IPython kernel for the environment.
After the environment has been activated, click on the Python 3 [Cirq] kernel to launch a new Jupyter Notebook using Cirq v1.2.0
For help managing your account or using virtual environments on qBraid, see Lab User Guide.