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Access and Authentication

The Rigetti QCS API provides access to and descriptions of Rigetti quantum processors. The Rigetti QCS online documentation details:

  • installing cirq-rigetti's non-Python dependencies, namely the Quil compiler and QVM
  • invoking the Rigetti QCS CLI to configure credentials within your local environment
  • getting started with the Rigetti JupyterLab IDE, which comes with the aforementioned dependencies and credentials pre-installed

Note that you do not need Rigetti QCS credentials to execute on the Quil QVM, but you will need them for execution on live Rigetti quantum processors.

With your environment setup, you will be able use the cirq-rigetti package as described in our Getting Started Guide.