# pyspark.SparkContext.range¶

SparkContext.range(start, end=None, step=1, numSlices=None)[source]

Create a new RDD of int containing elements from start to end (exclusive), increased by step every element. Can be called the same way as python’s built-in range() function. If called with a single argument, the argument is interpreted as end, and start is set to 0.

Parameters
startint

the start value

endint, optional

the end value (exclusive)

stepint, optional

the incremental step (default: 1)

numSlicesint, optional

the number of partitions of the new RDD

Returns
pyspark.RDD

An RDD of int

Examples

>>> sc.range(5).collect()
[0, 1, 2, 3, 4]
>>> sc.range(2, 4).collect()
[2, 3]
>>> sc.range(1, 7, 2).collect()
[1, 3, 5]