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mq671
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Hello q gods!

 

I am here to clear some of my doubts in KDB+ and q 4.0. 

 

Hope will get response from GODS!

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davidcrossey
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Hi mq671,

Welcome to the KX Community! 👋🏻

Hi there!

I hope one day to see the last reference to “the q gods”. 😇

The expression arose, I think, from humble awe at the simplicity, brevity and efficiency of some q solutions. Much like Jack Nicholson’s Joker marvelled at Batman: Where does he get those wonderful toys? How do those guys see such solutions? 

Calling them “gods” honours the skill – but locates it beyond our reach. We are but mortals. 

I’m here to say thinking in vectors is not reserved to deities. It is a learnable skill. Like any language, q yields to study and practice. And this is where we shall learn fluent vector. You have come to the right place!

Your neighbourhood librarian
Stephen

 

An Allegory of GrammarAn Allegory of Grammar

Like young plants, young brains need watering, and it is the duty of Grammar to undertake this.
— Cesare Ripa, Iconologia, 1593