[IPython-dev] More complicated LaTeX output in IPython notebook cells.
Tue Jun 18 11:48:37 CDT 2013
I'm interested in getting working quantum circuit drawings in IPython
notebook cells. The current approaches that do this use latex to draw these
circuits, so I was hoping this wouldn't be too difficult to make work.
Ike Chuang has a python program called [qasm2circ](
http://www.media.mit.edu/quanta/qasm2circ/). I wrote a lightweight python
class around the object that wraps the basic parsing methods and presents a
_repr_latex_ method so that I could display the circuit. This outputs
something that looks like:
% definitions for the circuit elements
% definitions for bit labels and initial states
% The quantum circuit as an xymatrix
\bA & \gAxA &\gBxA &\n
\\ \bB & \n &\gBxB &\n
% Vertical lines and other post-xymatrix latex
which doesn't display, I think because the xyqcirc.tex stuff isn't
supported by mathjax.
Does anyone know of a workaround for this, or should I start honing my SVG
skills to generate a more native option?
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