# pyspark.RDD.takeOrdered¶

RDD.takeOrdered(num, key=None)[source]

Get the N elements from an RDD ordered in ascending order or as specified by the optional key function.

Notes

This method should only be used if the resulting array is expected to be small, as all the data is loaded into the driver’s memory.

Examples

>>> sc.parallelize([10, 1, 2, 9, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]).takeOrdered(6)
[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
>>> sc.parallelize([10, 1, 2, 9, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7], 2).takeOrdered(6, key=lambda x: -x)
[10, 9, 7, 6, 5, 4]