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  1. Framework for generalized measurements

    It would be great if one could perform measurements other than Pauli bases, like arbitrary projection-valued or positive-operator valued measurements.

    If this is somehow possible with only currently available measurement operations, it would be great if that were explained somewhere.

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    General projective measurements can be implemented by transforming the state, performing a Pauli-basis measurement, and undoing the transformation. POVMs can also be implemented, although in general the use of ancilla qubits is required.

    Generally, quantum algorithms are written in terms of measurements in the computational (Pauli Z) basis, since most types of quantum computers only offer this specific measurement. For Q#, we’ve expanded this to all Pauli bases and to arbitrary multi-qubit measurements.

    Extending to general POVMs isn’t something we’ve seen a need for until your request. If there are a large number of upvotes, we’ll consider adding library routines for generalized measurements — or perhaps you or someone else will write these routines and contribute them?

  2. Matrix Transformation Visualisation

    I'm fairly new to this stuff but reading the docs and various blog posts it can get difficult following the various transformations such as |00> goes to |01> and such like. I've found https://www.symbolab.com/solver/matrix-calculator is quite helpful for checking them out in matrix/vector notation. There are other sites but this one is fairly easy to use (mandatory ads for free version though).

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  3. Unable to load Quantum.Simulator.Runtime.dll

    When I run the Teleportation sample it fails with "Unable to load DLL 'Microsoft.Quantum.Simulator.Runtime.dll'"

    I have installed VS Community 2017 (15.6.2, french version), MS
    Quantum dev kit (v 0.2.1802.2202 in Tools > Extension menu).
    I use Win 8.1 on Core i7-4510U 2Ghz with 16Go RAM.
    Any idea what I have done wrong ?

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  4. Practical implementation of Grover's algorithm for database search

    I'm looking for a practical implementation of Grover's algorithm to search data in real-life databases. The DatabaseSearchSample project in the Q# Quantum Development Kit Preview is too far away from reality and doesn’t even access a real database. I kindly ask for suggestions and code snippets. Thx!

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  5. Some Project include "H₂" in *.sln can not be load Correctly

    Project("{2150E333-8FDC-42A3-9474-1A3956D46DE8}") = "H₂ Simulation", "H₂ Simulation", "{461F5123-AB62-4FDE-8964-EE4A952BAFC2}"
    EndProject

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  6. Quantum circuit execution on Azure qubits vs. computer

    Unable to locate operational procedures to let my quantum decision science circuits use qubit in Azure vs. qubits on my surface book pro.
    Please advise.

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  7. Training

    I know there is the online material but.. It's assement time again at work and I wondered if any one knew of a provider for a one week off-site Q# and QC introduction course. Then I could get work to send me and then I would have no work interruptions.

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  8. Bug in BindAImpl (body part)

    The following code causes a Runtime exception:

    operation ExampleBindAFails() : Bool {
    body {
    mutable result = false;
    using (qubits = Qubit[6]) {
    let Hs = ApplyToEachA(H, _);
    let Zs = ApplyToEachA(Z, _);

    With(BindA([Hs; Zs; Hs]), Hs, qubits);
    }
    return result;
    }
    }

    And driver:

    var r = ExampleBindAFails.Run(sim).Result;

    Runtime exception is:

    System.MissingMethodException: 'Constructor on type 'System.ValueTuple`2[[Microsoft.Quantum.Simulation.Core.QArray`1[[Microsoft.Quantum.Simulation.Core.ICallable, Microsoft.Quantum.Simulation.Core, Version=0.1.1801.1707, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=40866b40fd95c7f5]], Microsoft.Quantum.Simulation.Core, Version=0.1.1801.1707, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=40866b40fd95c7f5],[Microsoft.Quantum.Simulation.Core.QArray`1[[Microsoft.Quantum.Simulation.Core.Qubit, Microsoft.Quantum.Simulation.Core, Version=0.1.1801.1707, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=40866b40fd95c7f5]], Microsoft.Quantum.Simulation.Core, Version=0.1.1801.1707, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=40866b40fd95c7f5]]' not found.'

    If I don't request the result, i.e., the driver code is

    ExampleBindAFails.Run(sim);

    no exception is thrown in

    Bind.qs at line 56. If we past lines…

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  9. .qs files

    So, whoever is making these .qs sample files needs to use regular Intellisense rules for their comments so Intellisense works within the C# control code. Consider your first example, the TeleportationSample. IntelliSense has no idea what the TeleportClassicMessage type is on this line:

    var received = TeleportClassicalMessage.Run(sim, sent).Result;

    because in TeleportationSample.qs, the comments describing this operation do not follow the IntelliSense syntax of

    /// <summary>
    ///
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="args"></param>

    and also because the .qs file type is unknown by Visual Studio, so your Visual Studio Extensibility solution needs to be modified to make that happen.

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