Get started with q and kdb+
Q is a general-purpose programming language. You can write programs for anything in q.
You do not need prior programming experience to learn it. If you have some experience with mathematics, functional programming or SQL, you will find in q much that is familiar.
In this section we offer different routes into the language. Find one that suits your experience and learning style. (Or ask the Librarian for what you need.)
|Reference||formal definition of language elements|
|Basics||core aspects of writing q and using kdb+, such as using the filesystem, interprocess communication|
|Q for Mortals §14 Introduction to kdb+||persisting tables in the filesystem|
|Architecture||topics in building systems using kdb+ processes|
|White papers||extended treatments of topics in q programming and in building kdb+ systems|
A Functional Introduction to Machine Learning in Q by Nick Psaris, available from Amazon.
Whether you are a data scientist looking to learn q, or a kdb+ developer looking to learn machine learning, there is something for everyone.
Q for Mortals
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Fast, scalable and maintainable kdb+ by Nick Psaris, available from Amazon.co.uk.
There is information that if you were learning by yourself, would take years to work out.
See the Archive for older documents.
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