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From Reynold Xin <r...@databricks.com>
Subject Re: Thanks For a Job Well Done !!!
Date Sun, 19 Jun 2016 05:34:49 GMT
Thanks for the kind words, Krishna! Please keep the feedback coming.

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, Krishna Sankar <ksankar42@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
>    Just wanted to thank all for the dataset API - most of the times we see
> only bugs in these lists ;o).
>
>    - Putting some context, this weekend I was updating the SQL chapters
>    of my book - it had all the ugliness of SchemaRDD,
>    registerTempTable, take(10).foreach(println)
>    and take(30).foreach(e=>println("%15s | %9.2f |".format(e(0),e(1)))) ;o)
>    - I remember Hossein Falaki chiding me about the ugly println
>       statements !
>       - Took me a little while to grok the dataset, sparksession,
>       spark.read.option("header","true").option("inferSchema","true").csv(...) et
>       al.
>          - I am a big R fan and know the language pretty decent - so the
>          constructs are familiar
>       - Once I got it ( I am sure still there are more mysteries to
>    uncover ...) it was just beautiful - well done folks !!!
>    - One sees the contrast a lot better while teaching or writing books,
>    because one has to think thru the old, the new and the transitional arc
>       - I even remember the good old days when we were discussing whether
>       Spark would get the dataframes like R at one of Paco's sessions !
>       - And now, it looks very decent for data wrangling.
>
> Cheers & keep up the good work
> <k/>
> P.S: My next chapter is the MLlib - need to convert to ml. Should be
> interesting ... I am a glutton for punishment - of the Spark kind, of
> course !
>

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