The best way to learn Spark is through the Spark shell. There are two different shells for Scala and Python. But since the GraphX library is the most complete in Scala at the time this book was written, we are going to use the
spark-shell, that is, the Scala shell. Let's launch the Spark shell inside the
$SPARKHOME/bin from the command line:
If you set the current directory (
$SPARKHOME, you can simply launch the shell with:
cd $SPARKHOME ./bin/spark-shell
If you happen to get an error saying something like:
Failed to find Spark assembly in spark-1.4.1/assembly/target/scala-2.10. You need to build Spark before running this program, then it means that you have downloaded the ...