MapReduce is a great approach to problem solving. It is very popular too, but MapReduce examples other than word-count are scarce on the web. This article describes MapReduce problem solving that is beyond word-count.

## Apache Log Visualization with Matplotlib : Learn Data Science

This post discusses Apache log visualization with Matplotlib library. First, download the data file used in this example [hide_from_apps container=”span”]from here.[/hide_from_apps][show_only_in_apps]from here.[/show_only_in_apps] We will require numpy and matplotlib In [1]: import numpy as np import matplotlib.pyplot as plt numpy.loadtext() can directly load a text file in an...

## Building a Movie Recommendation Service with Apache Spark

In this tutorial I’ll show you building a movie recommendation service with Apache Spark. Two users are alike if they rated a product similarly. For example, if Alice rated a book 3/5 and Bob also rated the same book 3.3/5 they are very much alike. Now if Bob buys another book and rates it 4/5 we should suggest that book to Alice, that’s what a recommender system does. See references...

## GraphFrames PySpark Example : Learn Data Science

In this post, GraphFrames PySpark example is discussed with shortest path problem. GraphFrames is a Spark package that allows DataFrame-based graphs in Saprk. Spark version 1.6.2 is considered for all examples. Including the package with PySaprk shell : pyspark --packages graphframes:graphframes:0.1.0-spark1.6 Code: from pyspark import SparkContext from pyspark.sql import SQLContext sc =...

## Logistic Regression with Spark : Learn Data Science

Logistic regression with Spark is achieved using MLlib. Logistic regression returns binary class labels that is “0” or “1”. In this example, we consider a data set that consists only one variable “study hours” and class label is whether the student passed (1) or not passed (0). from pyspark import SparkContext from pyspark import SparkContext import numpy as np...

## k-Means Clustering Spark Tutorial : Learn Data Science

k-Means clustering with Spark is easy to understand. MLlib comes bundled with k-Means implementation (KMeans) which can be imported from pyspark.mllib.clustering package. Here is a very simple example of clustering data with height and weight attributes. Arguments to KMeans.train: k is the number of desired clusters maxIterations is the maximum number of iterations to run. runs is the number of...

## Apriori Algorithm for Generating Frequent Itemsets

Apriori Algorithm is used in finding frequent itemsets. Identifying associations between items in a dataset of transactions can be useful in various data mining tasks. For example, a supermarket can make better shelf arrangement if they know which items are purchased together frequently. The challenge is that given a dataset D having T transactions each with n number of attributes, how to find...

## Data Mining : Intuitive Partitioning of Data or 3-4-5 Rule

Introduction Intuitive partitioning or natural partitioning is used in data discretization. Data discretization is the process of converting continuous values of an attribute into categorical data or partitions or intervals. This helps reducing data size by reducing number of possible values, so instead of storing every observation, we store partition range in which each observation falls. One of...

## k-means Clustering Algorithm with Python : Learn Data Science

k-means clustering algorithm is used to group samples (items) in k clusters; k is specified by the user. The method works by calculating mean distance between cluster centroids and samples, hence the name k-means clustering. Euclidean distance is used as distance measure. See references for more information on the algorithm. This is a article describes k-means Clustering Algorithm with...

## Commonly Used HDFS Commands : Learn Data Science

Hadoop Distributed File System or HDFS is the underlying storage for all Hadoop applications. HDFS can be manipulated using APIs such as Java API or REST API but using HDFS shell is the most commonly used option. Below is a list of ten commonly used HDFS commands. 1. Invoking the file system: HDFS Shell supports various file systems and not just HDFS. This means you can invoke file systems...