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Big Data Analytics with R and Hadoop by Vignesh Prajapati

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Introducing RHadoop

RHadoop is a collection of three R packages for providing large data operations with an R environment. It was developed by Revolution Analytics, which is the leading commercial provider of software based on R. RHadoop is available with three main R packages: rhdfs, rmr, and rhbase. Each of them offers different Hadoop features.

  • rhdfs is an R interface for providing the HDFS usability from the R console. As Hadoop MapReduce programs write their output on HDFS, it is very easy to access them by calling the rhdfs methods. The R programmer can easily perform read and write operations on distributed data files. Basically, rhdfs package calls the HDFS API in backend to operate data sources stored on HDFS.
  • rmr is an R interface for ...

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