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Hands-On Data Analysis with Scala

By : Rajesh Gupta
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Hands-On Data Analysis with Scala

By: Rajesh Gupta

Overview of this book

Efficient business decisions with an accurate sense of business data helps in delivering better performance across products and services. This book helps you to leverage the popular Scala libraries and tools for performing core data analysis tasks with ease. The book begins with a quick overview of the building blocks of a standard data analysis process. You will learn to perform basic tasks like Extraction, Staging, Validation, Cleaning, and Shaping of datasets. You will later deep dive into the data exploration and visualization areas of the data analysis life cycle. You will make use of popular Scala libraries like Saddle, Breeze, Vegas, and PredictionIO for processing your datasets. You will learn statistical methods for deriving meaningful insights from data. You will also learn to create applications for Apache Spark 2.x on complex data analysis, in real-time. You will discover traditional machine learning techniques for doing data analysis. Furthermore, you will also be introduced to neural networks and deep learning from a data analysis standpoint. By the end of this book, you will be capable of handling large sets of structured and unstructured data, perform exploratory analysis, and building efficient Scala applications for discovering and delivering insights
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
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Section 1: Scala and Data Analysis Life Cycle
Section 2: Advanced Data Analysis and Machine Learning
Section 3: Real-Time Data Analysis and Scalability

Basics of statistics

This section introduces the basics of using applied examples.

Summary level statistics

Summary level statistics provide us with such information as minimum, maximum, and mean values of data.

The following is an example in Spark that looks at summarizing numbers from 1 to 100:

  1. Start a Spark shell in your Terminal:
$ spark-shell
  1. Import Random from Scala's util package:
scala> import scala.util.Random
import scala.util.Random
  1. Generate integers from 1 to 100 (included) and use the shuffle method of Scala's Random utility class to randomize their positions:
scala> val nums = Random.shuffle(1 to 100) // 100 numbers randomized
nums: scala.collection.immutable.IndexedSeq[Int] = Vector(70, 63...