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About Qtable

Qtable designs, manufactures, imports, distributes and supplies a wide range of gifts and merchandise.

Our roots are a family owned and operated business and our staff, customers and suppliers have become our extended family over the years.

What makes Qtable really different is that many of the members of the team behind Qtable are qualified engineers with many years experience in design, manufacture, import and export in both mechanical and electronic markets, coupled with years of sales and marketing experience. We also have members of the team who have many years of experience in retail who have worked for some famous names in the jewellery, housewares and clothing industry.

With this combined knowledge we are able to come up with unique ideas for all sorts of things and many solutions to get it done.

Customers can choose from our fantastic standard product lines which include thousands of product variants, but for that something extra special, to add that extra WOW factor, then we are the team to talk with.

Our main focus, is helping you to find the best promotional merchandise and developing new ideas for the wholesale gift market.

Our design, manufacturing and packaging operations in the UK and overseas mean we can supply standard products or meet the individual and sometimes unusual needs of our customers.

We provide a personal and tailored service helping our customer to delight their customers!

Why the name Qtable ?

Well, this goes back to our engineering roots and it’s a principal by which we operate our business, continuous and positive learning and evolution. The next phase of our evolution will be the incorporation of machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence within our ecommerce platform that will change the way customers find and buy our products and positively improving the experience.

Here some background on the engineering reference to Q-table

The term “Q-table” is typically associated with reinforcement learning, a branch of c. In reinforcement learning, an agent learns to make decisions by performing actions in an environment to achieve a goal. The Q-table is a fundamental component used in Q-learning, one of the simplest forms of reinforcement learning.

Here’s a bit more about it:

Q-Learning Basics: Q-learning is a model-free reinforcement learning algorithm that seeks to learn a policy, which tells an agent what action to take under what circumstances. It doesn’t require a model of the environment and can handle problems with stochastic transitions and rewards without requiring adaptations.

Q-Table: The Q-table is a matrix where we have a row for every state (or situation) and a column for every action that can be taken. The value in each cell in the table represents the maximum expected future reward the agent can get by taking that action in that state. This table is used to guide the agent by telling it which action is the best to take next.

Learning Process: The learning process involves updating the Q-values (the values in the Q-table) based on the equation: Q(state, action) = (1 – alpha) * Q(state, action) + alpha * (reward + gamma * max(Q(next state, all actions))). Here, alpha is the learning rate, gamma is the discount factor, and reward is the reward received from the environment after performing an action.

Convergence: Over time, with enough training and under certain conditions, the Q-values converge to optimal values, meaning the agent learns the best action to take in each state to maximize its total future rewards.

Applications: Q-learning and Q-tables are used in various applications, from video games to robotics, where the goal is to make optimal decisions in different states of the environment.

Q-learning and the use of Q-tables are fundamental concepts in reinforcement learning, providing a straightforward approach for agents to learn optimal actions in various states of an environment.

The term Qtable is also associated with the following fields:

Quantum Computing: In quantum computing, “Q” could refer to quantum states or qubits. A “Q-table” in this context might be a conceptual or literal table representing states, transformations, or interactions of qubits. However, this is not a standard term in quantum computing.

Quality Control: In industrial quality control or statistical process control, a “Q-table” might refer to a table used to track quality metrics, defects, or process variations. Such tables would be part of quality management systems and could help in identifying trends or issues in manufacturing or service processes.

Data Tables in Software: In software applications, particularly those involving databases, “Q-table” could be a shorthand for a table in a database with a name starting with “Q” or a table used for specific queries.

Education and Learning: In educational settings, a “Q-table” could refer to a tabular method for organizing questions, queries, or quizzes, perhaps as part of a teaching strategy or curriculum design.

Other Specialized Domains: Different specialized domains might use “Q-table” for their unique purposes, such as in finance, healthcare, or engineering, where it could represent specific tabular data relevant to those fields.

Qtable is a trading division of 2N Enterprises Ltd, Suite 2A, Blackthorn House, Mary Ann Street, Saint Paul’s Square, Birmingham B3 1RL.  Phone number 0121 663 6083.

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