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From Bryan Cutler <cutl...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Why is there no flatten method on RDD?
Date Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:46:26 GMT
Hi Tarun,

I think there just hasn't been a strong need for it when you can accomplish
the same with just rdd.flatMap(identity).  I see a JIRA was just opened for
this https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SPARK-18855

On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 2:55 PM, Tarun Kumar <tarunk1407@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Although a flatMap would yield me the results which I look from map
> followed by flatten, but just out of curiosity, Why there is no flatten
> method provided on RDD.
>
> Would it make sense to submit a PR adding flatten on RDD?
>
> Thanks
> Tarun
>

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