Installation of Spark Shell

Hi viewers,

This material is providing you a way to install a single Node Spark installation. Follow the steps clearly and get spark installed on your own machines. And start working in spark.


1. Download spark from the below link. If you are using linux os then just use the below wget command to get the spark version. If you need latest version refer official Spark Site
$ wget

2. To start spark in your machine we need scala. To download scala use the below wget command. And wait untill scala gets downloaded in your machine. If you need latest version of scala enter in to official scala Site
$ wget

3. After getting the spark-1.3.0.tgz and scala-2.10.4.tgz on your machine just untar both the file.

$ tar -zxvf spark-1.3.0.tgz
$ tar -zxvf scala-2.10.4.tgz

After untaring spark and scala in your machine, we need to set the scala and spark home on bashrc. Set the home path in bashrc as shown below. After editing your .bashrc file, we need to run or source our .bashrc file.
$ vi .bashrc
export SCALA_HOME=/home/bigdata/scala-2.10.4
export SPARK_HOME=/home/bigdata/spark-1.3.0
export PATH=$HOME/bin:$SCALA_HOME/bin:$PATH
$ source .bashrc

git Install
$ sudo apt-get install git
$ cd spark-1.3.0
$ sbt/sbt assembly
$ bin/spark-shell

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