approxQuantile {SparkR} | R Documentation |
Calculates the approximate quantiles of a numerical column of a SparkDataFrame. The result of this algorithm has the following deterministic bound: If the SparkDataFrame has N elements and if we request the quantile at probability 'p' up to error 'err', then the algorithm will return a sample 'x' from the SparkDataFrame so that the *exact* rank of 'x' is close to (p * N). More precisely, floor((p - err) * N) <= rank(x) <= ceil((p + err) * N). This method implements a variation of the Greenwald-Khanna algorithm (with some speed optimizations). The algorithm was first present in [[http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/375663.375670 Space-efficient Online Computation of Quantile Summaries]] by Greenwald and Khanna.
## S4 method for signature 'SparkDataFrame,character,numeric,numeric' approxQuantile(x, col, probabilities, relativeError)
x |
A SparkDataFrame. |
col |
The name of the numerical column. |
probabilities |
A list of quantile probabilities. Each number must belong to [0, 1]. For example 0 is the minimum, 0.5 is the median, 1 is the maximum. |
relativeError |
The relative target precision to achieve (>= 0). If set to zero, the exact quantiles are computed, which could be very expensive. Note that values greater than 1 are accepted but give the same result as 1. |
The approximate quantiles at the given probabilities.
approxQuantile since 2.0.0
Other stat functions: corr
,
corr
, corr
,
corr,Column-method
,
corr,SparkDataFrame-method
;
cov
, cov
, cov
,
cov,SparkDataFrame-method
,
cov,characterOrColumn-method
,
covar_samp
, covar_samp
,
covar_samp,characterOrColumn,characterOrColumn-method
;
crosstab
,
crosstab,SparkDataFrame,character,character-method
;
freqItems
,
freqItems,SparkDataFrame,character-method
;
sampleBy
, sampleBy
,
sampleBy,SparkDataFrame,character,list,numeric-method
## Not run:
##D df <- read.json("/path/to/file.json")
##D quantiles <- approxQuantile(df, "key", c(0.5, 0.8), 0.0)
## End(Not run)