# Dynamic Software Visualization of Quantum Algorithms with Rainbow Boxes

### Jean-Baptiste Lamy

#### Abstract

Quantum computing has emerged recently as a new computational paradigm. It considers quantum bits (qubits) instead of classical bits. However, quantum algorithms are often very difficult to understand. In this paper, we propose a tool for quantum software visualization. It presents visually the state of multiple-qubits and its evolution at runtime during the execution of a quantum program. This tool allows a unique representation of a quantum state, contrary to the usual vector notation. We show how the problem of visualizing a quantum state can be reduced to a set visualization problem, and our tool uses rainbow boxes to visualize the resulting sets. We also present the application of the proposed tool to quantum teleportation, an algorithm of high importance in cryptography. Finally, we discuss the limit of this approach and its perspectives, in particular for teaching quantum computing.

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#### in Harvard Style

Lamy J. (2019). **Dynamic Software Visualization of Quantum Algorithms with Rainbow Boxes**.In *Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP,* ISBN 978-989-758-354-4, pages 155-163. DOI: 10.5220/0007247801550163

#### in Bibtex Style

@conference{ivapp19,

author={Jean-Baptiste Lamy},

title={Dynamic Software Visualization of Quantum Algorithms with Rainbow Boxes},

booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP,},

year={2019},

pages={155-163},

publisher={SciTePress},

organization={INSTICC},

doi={10.5220/0007247801550163},

isbn={978-989-758-354-4},

}

#### in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 3: IVAPP,

TI - Dynamic Software Visualization of Quantum Algorithms with Rainbow Boxes

SN - 978-989-758-354-4

AU - Lamy J.

PY - 2019

SP - 155

EP - 163

DO - 10.5220/0007247801550163