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Kx Analyst Training

Getting Kx Analyst & Kx Developer

Kx Developer can be downloaded from the Developer getting started page. Kx Analyst can be accessed following the instructions on the the Analyst getting started page.

Once downloaded, extract the tool and install it following the instructions provided in the README.md file included.

What's New in Analyst & Developer

General:

  • Ubuntu 20 support
  • UI change: The Remotes tab has been moved to a Git context menu entry
  • Namespace detection when executing lines in local and remote-connected q files
  • QDoc typedef improvements - specify parameterized data structures, and reference them by name in function doc

Libraries:

  • Compression options added to .table library
  • qcumber now allows custom report writer with -reporter <file.q> which defines write[file; results]
  • qcumber added new -breakOnError flag for debugging test errors
  • qdoc @desc tag now works with typedefs
  • qdoc optional dictionary key support added
  • qdoc error flag -errFile will export all errors during documentation
  • qdoc added support for foreign and code types
  • qdoc executed example blocks with new // @doctest tag
  • qlint reported line and column errors are now 1-indexed (start at line/column 1 rather than 0)
  • axrepo mode added to run on kxscm folder structure on disk

And many more. Check the release notes for the full list.

Getting this repository

This repository can be cloned directly into Kx Analyst or Kx Developer. Right-click the workspace area on the left of the page and select Git > Clone.... In the dialog, enter the URL for the training repository https://github.com/kxsystems/analyst-training.git. Pressing OK will open the Pull Repository dialog with the option to select a name and branch for the repository. Press OK to finish cloning the repository.

Organization

The training module is separated into two parts. Section A contains a tutorial and walkthrough of this tool using some simulated data. The walkthrough can be found under in the walkthrough.md file under A.Tutorial.Doc. A guided version of the walkthrough is also available on code.kx.com.

└── training
    └── A.Tutorial.Doc
        └── walkthrough.md

Section B focuses on more specific features of this tool. To find out more about any particular component within this tool, look at the section of interest under the desired module B.Section.<Component>.

Resources

For more resources, please refer to the following links.

Kx Analyst

Visual Data Transformer and Query

Transformer

Visualization

Visual Inspector

Spreadsheet

Spreadsheet

Kx Developer

IDE

Hover Hint Linting

Testing

Testing

Libraries

Grammar of Graphics

Demos