The QAC Toolkit

Abstractions and externals for
Quantum Computing in Max.

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The QAC Toolkit is a collection of externals, patches and abstractions to get started with Quantum Computing inside the Max visual programming environment. The core object for Quantum Circuit generation, och.microqiskit, is largely based on Qiskit and Microqiskit Python Quantum Computing (QC) frameworks.

The research and creative practice context for the creation of this toolkit is explained in Adventures in Quantumland. To learn more about Qiskit and QC, please check out these resources online, especially the Qiskit Textbook! A good reference textbook to really dive into QC is Nielsen and Chuang's Quantum Computation and Quantum Information.

For more about Music and QC, see also ICCMR's QuTune project.

The QAC Toolkit is distributed free of charge, through the Max Package Manager, under the GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 modified with “Commons Clause” License Condition v1.0 (

The QAC Toolkit is the work of Omar Costa Hamido and it is part of a research project that was sponsored by IBM, and Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, Portugal).

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