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Apache Spark for Data Science Cookbook by Padma Priya Chitturi

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Variable identification

In this recipe, we'll see how to identify the required variables for analysis and understand their description.

Getting ready

To step through this recipe, you will need a running Spark cluster in any one of the modes, that is, local, standalone, YARN, or Mesos. For installing Spark on a standalone cluster, please refer to http://spark.apache.org/docs/latest/spark-standalone.html. Also, include the Spark MLlib package in the build.sbt file so that it downloads the related libraries and the API can be used. Install Hadoop (optionally), Scala, and Java.

How to do it…

  1. Let's take an example of network data which contains information on network access and a variety of network intrusions. This is the NSL-KDD dataset, which is a refined ...

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