Python integration requires embedPy
KX Developer has usability integrations with Python through the use of embedPy. If embedPy is installed in the kdb+ process Developer is running in, users can enable Python integration from the File > User Settings menu in Developer.
Once Python integration is enabled, and embedPy is installed and loaded (using
the following integrations will be available.
.p files in Developer 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
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 Developer UI as follows:
Sidebar process view
In the Process View tab of the Developer sidebar, any selected data can be sent to the Python environment through the sidebar context-menu as seen below.
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.