Python Notebook

The Python Notebook operation combines the capabilities of the PySpark shell with the rich selection of features the Jupyter notebook offers. It provides users with a unique environment to explore their data sets.

Python Notebooks allow the user to analyze their data by operating directly on the input DataFrame by means of Apache Spark Python API. The results of Python code execution are presented immediately and retained across user’s sessions. Due to their versatility, Python Notebooks serve both as a way to get familiarized with the data and as a record of completed research.

In order to use the Python Notebook, the user has to drag and drop the operation onto the canvas and connect a DataFrame to its input port. The connected DataFrame can be accessed from within the Python Notebook by calling the dataframe() function.

The user can start editing the code by clicking Open notebook in the Python Notebook operation’s parameters panel.

The variables and functions available in the operations’ global scope:

Data visualization can be achieved using the pandas library.

Remark: In case of big DataFrames, the user should sample the DataFrame before using pandas.

Since: Seahorse 1.0.0


|            datetime|weather2|weather3|windspeed| hum|temp| atemp|
|2011-01-01T00:00:...|       0|       0|        0|0.81|0.24|0.2879|
|2011-01-01T01:00:...|       0|       0|        0| 0.8|0.22|0.2727|
|2011-01-01T02:00:...|       0|       0|        0| 0.8|0.22|0.2727|
|2011-01-01T03:00:...|       0|       0|        0|0.75|0.24|0.2879|
|2011-01-01T04:00:...|       0|       0|        0|0.75|0.24|0.2879|
|2011-01-01T05:00:...|       1|       0|   0.0896|0.75|0.24|0.2576|
|2011-01-01T06:00:...|       0|       0|        0| 0.8|0.22|0.2727|
|2011-01-01T07:00:...|       0|       0|        0|0.86| 0.2|0.2576|
|2011-01-01T08:00:...|       0|       0|        0|0.75|0.24|0.2879|
|2011-01-01T09:00:...|       0|       0|        0|0.76|0.32|0.3485|
|2011-01-01T10:00:...|       0|       0|   0.2537|0.76|0.38|0.3939|
|2011-01-01T11:00:...|       0|       0|   0.2836|0.81|0.36|0.3333|
|2011-01-01T12:00:...|       0|       0|   0.2836|0.77|0.42|0.4242|
|2011-01-01T13:00:...|       1|       0|   0.2985|0.72|0.46|0.4545|
|2011-01-01T14:00:...|       1|       0|   0.2836|0.72|0.46|0.4545|
|2011-01-01T15:00:...|       1|       0|   0.2985|0.77|0.44|0.4394|
|2011-01-01T16:00:...|       1|       0|   0.2985|0.82|0.42|0.4242|
|2011-01-01T17:00:...|       1|       0|   0.2836|0.82|0.44|0.4394|
|2011-01-01T18:00:...|       0|       1|   0.2537|0.88|0.42|0.4242|
|2011-01-01T19:00:...|       0|       1|   0.2537|0.88|0.42|0.4242|
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
%matplotlib inline
df = dataframe().toPandas()


Port Type Qualifier Description
0 DataFrame The input DataFrame that can be accessed by calling dataframe().


The Python Notebook operation does not produce any output.


Name Type Description
execute notebook Boolean If true then notebook code will be run on notebook node execution. In batch mode notebook will never be executed, no matter what parameter value will be.
send e-mail report Boolean Appears only if execute notebook = true. If true then notebook result will be sent via e-mail. Field with e-mail address must be filled.
e-mail address String Appears only if send e-mail report = true. E-mail address where html with notebook execution result should be sent to.