Data Science From Scratch Summary: New Book

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Machine Learning Chapter 11 This post is an excerpt for our book Data Science From Scratch Summary Many people believe data science is machine learning and that data scientists mostly build and train and tweak machine-learning models. In reality, data science is mostly addressing business problems by collecting, understanding, cleaning, and formatting data.  But, once

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How to Deploy Python Programs to a Spark Cluster

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After you have a Spark cluster running, how do you deploy Python programs to a Spark Cluster?  If you find these videos of deploying Python programs to an Apache Spark cluster interesting, you will find the entire Apache Spark with Course valuable.  Make sure to check it out. In this post, we’ll deploy a couple

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Spark SQL MySQL Python Example with JDBC

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Let’s cover how to use Spark SQL with Python and a mySQL database input data source.  Consider this tutorial an introductory step when learning how to use Spark SQL with a relational database and Python. Overview We’re going to load some NYC Uber data into a database.  Then, we’re going to fire up pyspark with

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Spark SQL JSON Examples in Python using World Cup Player Data

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This short tutorial shows analysis of World Cup player data using Spark SQL with a JSON file input data source from Python perspective. Overview We are going to load a JSON input source to Spark SQL’s SQLContext.  This Spark SQL JSON with Python tutorial has two parts.  The first part shows examples of JSON input sources

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Spark SQL CSV Examples with Python

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In this Spark tutorial, we will use Spark SQL with a CSV input data source using the Python API.  We will continue to use the Uber CSV source file as used in the Getting Started with Spark and Python tutorial presented earlier. Also, this Spark SQL CSV tutorial assumes you are familiar with using SQL against

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Apache Spark with Python Quick Start – New York City Uber Trips

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In this post, let’s cover Apache Spark with Python fundamentals by interacting New York City Uber data. The intention is for readers to understand basic Spark concepts through examples.  Later posts will deeper dive into Apache Spark fundamentals and example use cases. Spark computations can be called via Scala, Python or Java.  There are numerous Scala

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Apache Spark with Amazon S3 Examples of Text Files Tutorial

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This post will show ways and options for accessing files stored on Amazon S3 from Apache Spark.  Examples of text file interaction on Amazon S3 will be shown from both Scala and Python using the spark-shell from Scala or ipython notebook for Python. To begin, you should know there are multiple ways to access S3

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Connecting ipython notebook to an Apache Spark Cluster Quick Start

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This post will cover how to connect ipython notebook to two kinds of Spark Clusters: Spark Cluster running in Standalone mode and a Spark Cluster running on Amazon EC2. Requirements You need to have a Spark Cluster Standalone and Apache Spark Cluster running to complete this tutorial.  See the Background section of this post for

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Apache Spark Action Examples in Python

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Apache Spark Action Examples in Python As you learned in other apache spark tutorials on this site, action functions produce a value back to the Spark driver program.  This is unlike Transformations which produce RDDs. Actions may trigger a previously constructed, lazy RDD to be evaluated. An ipython notebook file of all these examples is available in

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Apache Spark Transformations in Python Examples

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Apache Spark Transformations in Python If you’ve read previous tutorials on this site, you know that transformation functions produce a new Resilient Distributed Dataset (RDD).  Resilient distributed datasets are Spark’s main programming abstraction and RDDs are automatically parallelized across the cluster. Note: as you would probably expect when using Python, RDDs can hold objects of

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