# Python integration

Python integration requires embedPy

KX Analyst has usability integrations with Python through the use of embedPy. If embedPy is installed in the kdb+ process Analyst is running in, users can enable Python integration from the File > User Settings menu in Analyst.

Once Python integration is enabled, and embedPy is installed and loaded (using \l p.q), the following integrations will be available.

## Interactive editor

Any open .py or .p files in Analyst are interactive in a similar way to regular q editors. At any point, Python text can be selected and run by using the editor context-menu or hotkey.

## Move data between kdb+ and Python

Moving data between the q and Python execution environments can be done directly through the embedPy API, or through the Analyst UI as follows:

In the Process View tab of the Analyst sidebar, any selected data can be sent to the Python environment through the sidebar context-menu as seen below.

### Editors

Once the Python integrations are enabled, expressions can be assigned to either execution environment through the use of the editor context-menus.

If in a q editor, select an expression or variable and select Set Variable in Python.

If in a Python editor, the same can be done to move data to q as seen in the interactive editor.

## Python support FAQ

See the embedPy FAQ for information relating to Python support, particularly around data type compatibility between Python and q.