Installing Spark

Let's get back to a new browser tab here, head to, and click on the Download Spark button:

Now, we have used Spark 2.1.1 in this book, but anything beyond 2.0 should work just fine.

Make sure you get a prebuilt version, and select the Direct Download option so all these defaults are perfectly fine. Go ahead and click on the link next to instruction number 4 to download that package.

Now, it downloads a TGZ (Tar in GZip) file, which you might not be familiar with. Windows is kind of an afterthought with Spark ...

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