StackTach.v3 REST API (no implementation)
> “If you want to get the answers, talk to Quincy …”
Just like the famous forensic pathologist, you can talk to Quincy to ask questions of StackTach.v3. “How happened to this instance?” “How did it die?” “Who touched it last?” “Was it in pain?”
Quincy is a REST interface for StackTach.v3 … but it’s only the API, there is no implementation. The default implementation is a dummy one for testing purposes. You can specify different implementations as you like. So, if you have another monitoring service that you would like to expose with a StackTach.v3 interface, you can adopt Quincy. However, if you want to work with StackTach.v3, there is a [quince](https://github.com/StackTach/quince) driver that handles that for you.
Later in this document we will show you how to configure Quincy to use the Quince drivers.
The [klugman](https://github.com/StackTach/klugman) library is both a cmdline tool for accessing quincy and a python library for programmatically accessing it.
Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.