In case you weren’t aware, htm.core now also provides a REST interface to it’s Network API. With this in place, it is possible to utilize the built-in encoders, Spatial Pooler and Temporal Memory from almost any programming language. In this post I briefly want to touch on how to use htm.core and C# together.
Before you can start playing around with the REST interface, you will need to have the example REST server running.
To do that, you can either
download the source and build it yourself. Once built, the server executable (rest_server) should
This time I will show how this can be done in C#, by creating a ForeachWriter for .NET for Apache Spark.
To create a custom ForeachWriter, one needs to provide an implementation of the IForeachWriter interface, which is supported from version 0.9.0 onward. I am going to use version 0.10.0 in this article, however.
Documentation of the C# Interface is provided within the related source code:
My last article explained, how a .NET for Apache Spark project can be debugged in Visual Studio 2019 under Windows. I have also mentioned some limitation at the end of the article. In this article I will extend the project a bit and demonstrate the aforementioned limitation using version 0.8.0 of my docker image for .NET for Apache Spark. Furthermore, I will show a possible workaround that can be used, if you are running Docker and Visual Studio Code under Linux (Ubuntu 18.04).
The latest version of my docker image for .NET for Apache Spark tries to support direct debugging from Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio Code. This is the first article of a small series that will show how this can be done on different environments (Windows and Linux), and what limitations might exist.
Test application & data
I have put together a very simple C# application, named “HelloUdf”, for demonstration purposes. It is supposed to read a JSON file (coordinates.json) that contains one coordinate string per line. Besides reading the file, the application’s task is … more