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VLite is a simple and blazing fast vector database that allows you to store and retrieve data semantically using embeddings. Made with numpy, vlite is a lightweight batteries-included database to implement RAG, similarity search, and embeddings into your projects.

You'll need to install langchain-community with pip install -qU langchain-community to use this integration


To use the VLite in LangChain, you need to install the vlite package:

!pip install vlite

Importing VLite

from langchain_community.vectorstores import VLite
API Reference:VLite

Basic Example

In this basic example, we load a text document, and store them in the VLite vector database. Then, we perform a similarity search to retrieve relevant documents based on a query.

VLite handles chunking and embedding of the text for you, and you can change these parameters by pre-chunking the text and/or embeddings those chunks into the VLite database.

from langchain.document_loaders import TextLoader
from langchain.text_splitter import CharacterTextSplitter

# Load the document and split it into chunks
loader = TextLoader("path/to/document.txt")
documents = loader.load()

# Create a VLite instance
vlite = VLite(collection="my_collection")

# Add documents to the VLite vector database

# Perform a similarity search
query = "What is the main topic of the document?"
docs = vlite.similarity_search(query)

# Print the most relevant document

Adding Texts and Documents

You can add texts or documents to the VLite vector database using the add_texts and add_documents methods, respectively.

# Add texts to the VLite vector database
texts = ["This is the first text.", "This is the second text."]

# Add documents to the VLite vector database
documents = [Document(page_content="This is a document.", metadata={"source": "example.txt"})]

VLite provides methods for performing similarity search on the stored documents.

# Perform a similarity search
query = "What is the main topic of the document?"
docs = vlite.similarity_search(query, k=3)

# Perform a similarity search with scores
docs_with_scores = vlite.similarity_search_with_score(query, k=3)

VLite also supports Max Marginal Relevance (MMR) search, which optimizes for both similarity to the query and diversity among the retrieved documents.

# Perform an MMR search
docs = vlite.max_marginal_relevance_search(query, k=3)

Updating and Deleting Documents

You can update or delete documents in the VLite vector database using the update_document and delete methods.

# Update a document
document_id = "doc_id_1"
updated_document = Document(page_content="Updated content", metadata={"source": "updated.txt"})
vlite.update_document(document_id, updated_document)

# Delete documents
document_ids = ["doc_id_1", "doc_id_2"]

Retrieving Documents

You can retrieve documents from the VLite vector database based on their IDs or metadata using the get method.

# Retrieve documents by IDs
document_ids = ["doc_id_1", "doc_id_2"]
docs = vlite.get(ids=document_ids)

# Retrieve documents by metadata
metadata_filter = {"source": "example.txt"}
docs = vlite.get(where=metadata_filter)

Creating VLite Instances

You can create VLite instances using various methods:

# Create a VLite instance from texts
vlite = VLite.from_texts(texts)

# Create a VLite instance from documents
vlite = VLite.from_documents(documents)

# Create a VLite instance from an existing index
vlite = VLite.from_existing_index(collection="existing_collection")

Additional Features

VLite provides additional features for managing the vector database:

from langchain.vectorstores import VLite
vlite = VLite(collection="my_collection")

# Get the number of items in the collection
count = vlite.count()

# Save the collection

# Clear the collection

# Get collection information

# Dump the collection data
data = vlite.dump()

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