Kdb+ and Python: embedPy and PyQ

15 Nov 2017 | , ,

In September, Kx announced a range of initiatives to put machine learning (ML) capabilities at the heart of future technology development. The first library to be released as part of this initiative is embedPy, which exposes powerful Python functionality to q developers. EmbedPy is the mirror image of PyQ, a set of software components that simplify the running of a Python interpreter alongside a kdb+ server, the rights to which Kx has acquired. Developed by Alexander Belopolsky of Enlightenment Research, PyQ covers all Python libraries, with a primary focus on numerical libraries such as NumPy and SciPy.

Learning kdb+: From the Outside In

28 Dec 2016 | , ,

Kx developer Conner McNicholas writes about his journey from mechanical engineering to kdb+/q programming with an example drawn from the Myers-Briggs personality test. Conner writes: "Like any other worthwhile skill, competence was gained through practice and mentorship. The latter of which I found no shortage of, as the q/kdb+ community includes some of the brightest and most supportive individuals I have met in my career."