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Introduction to streams

This example shows basic usage of streams and stream processing. Read more on the stream processing and it's capabilities in the QUA docs.

The program consists of a for-loop which populates stream1 with integers between 0 and 99 and stream2 with random integers. So, if you didn't know QUA has a pseudo-random number generator, now you know.

with for_(ind,0,ind<100,ind+1):

Once the streams are populated, we can use stream_processing to shape and manipulate them in useful ways, as specified in the comments associated with each manipulation. Note how you can perform different manipulations on the same stream and save the result to different tags ("names").

with stream_processing():
stream1.save_all('stream1') #saving all samples to a single vector
stream1.buffer(10).save_all('stream2') #each elements has size 10
stream1.buffer(10,10).save_all('2d_buffer') #each elements has size 10X10
stream1.buffer(10).average().save_all('stream2avg') #each elements has size 10 and is averaged column wise. cumulative average returned
stream1.buffer(10).average().save('stream2avg_single') #each elements has size 10 and is averaged column wise. only final average returned
stream1.buffer(3).map(FUNCTIONS.average()).save_all('buffer_average') #Data is first collected to bunches of size 3 and then each bunch is averaged'zipped_streams') #two streams are combined into a vector of tuples. like the python zip function.

Feel free to explore the results and see that they make sense to you!

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