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J language cheatsheet (or an alternative view for NuVoc)
Here's a quote from the repo:
I filed an issue in the repo. Do I understand the problem correctly? I think "execute u repeatedly until v^:_ returns 0" should be replaced with "execute u repeatedly until v returns 0", right?
Vector database is not a separate database category
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 2 Oct 2023
As a lover of array languages, I remember being excited to read a futurist article on vector processors and programming languages. It was written right before Wes McKinney worked on Pandas (the J programming language influenced him), and I thought J/APL or another array language was going to explode. J has Jd, in which J is fully integrated. This did not come to pass (yet). No matter, I still enjoy array languages anyway. There's a new array language, uiua, that is a mix of array and stack concepts with a good standard library including audio and graphics.
Uiua: A minimal stack-based, array-based language
5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 27 Sep 2023
> The main language that inspired Uiua is BQN. While I had heard about APL before, BQN was my first real exposure to the power of the array paradigm. I think the language is an astounding feat of engineering. Marshall is both a genius and a great communicator.
Also, a week ago there were only two contributors to the project: 1000+ by kaikalii, and this single commit by Marshall:
What are some alternatives?
kotlingrad - 🧩 Shape-Safe Symbolic Differentiation with Algebraic Data Types
bqnpad - Online REPL for BQN
edina - Edina - A simple stack-oriented compiled programming language.
cognate - A human readable quasi-concatenative programming language
related_post_gen - Data Processing benchmark featuring Rust, Go, Swift, Zig, Julia etc.
BQN - An APL-like programming language. Self-hosted!
ivy - ivy, an APL-like calculator
sqlite-vss - A SQLite extension for efficient vector search, based on Faiss!
ann-benchmarks - Benchmarks of approximate nearest neighbor libraries in Python