Hamilton Ulmer

Tools for Data Analysis

small improvements to the duckdb node module
Dec 21, 2021

I’ve begun building data tools that utilize DuckDB, an in-process columnar database designed for fast analytic queries. It’s such a powerful paradigm for manipulating and recasting datasets that are small enough for you to download on your computer. Also, the logo is pretty cute.

The node.js library for DuckDB, however, is missing a number of features. While Node isn’t currently quite as “data-native” as R and Python, it’s obviously still a powerful ecosystem and application development runtime environment. A solid Node module for DuckDB means DuckDB is available and accessible for wider data tool development.

A wishlist of things I’m looking for / working on / have already fixed: