A comparison of Python and q for data problem solving

8 May 2019 | ,

This article takes a simple, real-life problem and analyzes different solutions in Python and q. The problem leads us to discover nice areas of both programming languages, including vector operations, Einstein summation, adverbs and functional form of select statements. Each solution has lessons that deepen our IT knowledge, especially when we consider performance.

Web Scraping – A Kdb+ Use case

24 Jan 2019 | , , ,

By Abin Saju Web scraping is a method through which human readable content is extracted from a web page using an automated system. The system can be implemented using a bot/web crawler which traverses through domains or through a web browser which mimics human interaction with a page. There are many use cases for the

Kx Use Case: MIT Motorsports’ kdb+ Vehicle Telemetry System

11 Oct 2018 | , , , , ,

By Nickolas Stathas MIT student Nick Stathas was the software lead for the MIT Motorsports Team’s Model Year 2018 (MY18) race car which competed in the international Formula SAE competition in June 2018. Nick built an open-source code base of embedded components for monitoring the car’s systems’ including the vehicle control unit and battery management