Getting Started#

Install EvaDB#

To install EvaDB, we recommend using the pip package manager. EvaDB only supports Python versions greater than or equal to 3.9.

1. Create a new virtual environment called evadb-venv.

python -m venv evadb-venv


EvaDB only supports Python versions greater than or equal to 3.9. You can check the version of your Python interpreter by running python –version on the terminal.

Now, activate the virtual environment:

source evadb-venv/bin/activate
  1. Once inside the virtual environment, run the command below to mitigate the dependency issues.

pip install --upgrade pip setuptools wheel
  1. Install EvaDB

pip install --upgrade evadb


The –upgrade option ensure that the latest version of EvaDB is installed.

  1. Verify EvaDB installation

pip freeze

You should see a list of installed packages including but not limited to the following:

Package           Version
----------------- -------
aenum             3.1.15
decorator         5.1.1
diskcache         5.6.3
evadb             0.3.7
greenlet          2.0.2
lark              1.1.7
numpy             1.25.2
pandas            2.1.0
  1. Run EvaDB

Copy the following Python code to a file called

The program runs a SQL query for listing all the built-in functions in EvaDB. It consists of importing and connecting to EvaDB, and then running the query. The query’s result is returned as a Dataframe.

# Import the EvaDB package
import evadb

# Connect to EvaDB and get a database cursor for running queries
cursor = evadb.connect().cursor()

# List all the built-in functions in EvaDB
print(cursor.query("SHOW FUNCTIONS;").df())

Now, run the Python program:

python -m

You should see a list of built-in functions (with different filenames) including but not limited to the following:

        name                                             inputs  ...                                               impl metadata
0  ArrayCount   [Input_Array NDARRAY ANYTYPE (), Search_Key ANY]  ...  /home/username/evadb/evadb-venv/functions/ndarray/array...       []
1        Crop  [Frame_Array NDARRAY UINT8 (3, None, None), bb...  ...   /home/username/evadb/evadb-venv/functions/ndarray/       []
2     ChatGPT  [query NDARRAY STR (1,), content NDARRAY STR (...  ...        /home/username/evadb/evadb/evadb-venv/       []

[3 rows x 6 columns]


Go over the Python API page to learn more about connect() and cursor.


EvaDB supports additional installation options for extending its functionality. Go over the Installation Options page for all the available options.

Illustrative AI Query#

Here is an illustrative EvaQL query that analyzes the sentiment of restaurant food reviews and responds to them.

--- This AI query analyses the sentiment of restaurant food reviews stored
--- in a database table and generates a response to negative food reviews
--- using another ChatGPT call to address the concerns shared in the review
    ChatGPT("Respond to the review with a solution to address the reviewer's concern",
    ChatGPT("Is the review positive or negative?", review) = "negative";

More details on this usecase is available in the Sentiment Analysis page.

Try out EvaDB by experimenting with the complete sentiment analysis notebook on Colab 🙂

Language Models (🦙) and Databases

Language Models (🦙) and Databases#