coalesce {SparkR}R Documentation



Returns a new SparkDataFrame that has exactly numPartitions partitions. This operation results in a narrow dependency, e.g. if you go from 1000 partitions to 100 partitions, there will not be a shuffle, instead each of the 100 new partitions will claim 10 of the current partitions. If a larger number of partitions is requested, it will stay at the current number of partitions.


coalesce(x, ...)

## S4 method for signature 'SparkDataFrame'
coalesce(x, numPartitions)



a SparkDataFrame.


additional argument(s).


the number of partitions to use.


However, if you're doing a drastic coalesce on a SparkDataFrame, e.g. to numPartitions = 1, this may result in your computation taking place on fewer nodes than you like (e.g. one node in the case of numPartitions = 1). To avoid this, call repartition. This will add a shuffle step, but means the current upstream partitions will be executed in parallel (per whatever the current partitioning is).


coalesce(SparkDataFrame) since 2.1.1

See Also


Other SparkDataFrame functions: SparkDataFrame-class, agg, alias, arrange,, attach,SparkDataFrame-method, broadcast, cache, checkpoint, collect, colnames, coltypes, createOrReplaceTempView, crossJoin, cube, dapplyCollect, dapply, describe, dim, distinct, dropDuplicates, dropna, drop, dtypes, except, explain, filter, first, gapplyCollect, gapply, getNumPartitions, group_by, head, hint, histogram, insertInto, intersect, isLocal, isStreaming, join, limit, localCheckpoint, merge, mutate, ncol, nrow, persist, printSchema, randomSplit, rbind, registerTempTable, rename, repartition, rollup, sample, saveAsTable, schema, selectExpr, select, showDF, show, storageLevel, str, subset, summary, take, toJSON, unionByName, union, unpersist, withColumn, withWatermark, with, write.df, write.jdbc, write.json, write.orc, write.parquet,, write.text


## Not run: 
##D sparkR.session()
##D path <- "path/to/file.json"
##D df <- read.json(path)
##D newDF <- coalesce(df, 1L)
## End(Not run)

[Package SparkR version 2.3.0 Index]