Suggested reading

For the basis of the tableaux methods first read (Gottesman, 1998) followed by the more efficient approach described in (Aaronson and Gottesman, 2004).

The tableaux can be canonicalized (i.e. Gaussian elimination can be performed on them) in a number of different ways, and considering the different approaches provides useful insight. The following methods are implemented in this library:

For the use of these methods in error correction and the subtle overlap between the two fields consider these resources. They are also useful in defining some of the specific constraints in commutation between rows in the tableaux:

These publications describe the uniform sampling of random stabilizer states: