Chapter 7. GraphFrames

Graphs are an interesting way to solve data problems because graph structures are a more intuitive approach to many classes of data problems.

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Why use graphs?
  • Understanding the classic graph problem: the flights dataset
  • Understanding the graph vertices and edges
  • Simple queries
  • Using motif finding
  • Using breadth first search
  • Using PageRank
  • Visualizing flights using D3

Whether traversing social networks or restaurant recommendations, it is easier to understand these data problems within the context of graph structures: vertices, edges, and properties:

GraphFrames

For example, within the context of social networks ...

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