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Pig Example

Use case: Using Pig find the most occurred start letter.


Case 1: Load the data into bag named “lines”. The entire line is stuck to element line of type character array.

  1. grunt> lines  = LOAD “/user/Desktop/data.txt” AS (line: chararray);

Case 2: The text in the bag lines needs to be tokenized this produces one word per row.

  1. grunt>tokens = FOREACH lines GENERATE flatten(TOKENIZE(line))   As token: chararray;

Case 3: To retain the first letter of each word type the below command .This commands uses substring method to take the first character.

  1. grunt>letters = FOREACH tokens  GENERATE SUBSTRING(0,1)   as letter : chararray;

Case 4: Create a bag for unique character where the grouped bag will contain the same character for each occurrence of that character.

  1. grunt>lettergrp = GROUP letters by letter;

Case 5: The number of occurrence is counted in each group.

  1. grunt>countletter  = FOREACH  lettergrp  GENERATE group  , COUNT(letters);

Case 6: Arrange the output according to count in descending order using the commands below.

  1. grunt>OrderCnt = ORDER countletter  BY  $1  DESC;

Case 7: Limit to One to give the result.

  1. grunt> result  =LIMIT    OrderCnt    1;

Case 8: Store the result in HDFS . The result is saved in output directory under sonoo folder.

  1. grunt> STORE   result   into ‘home/sonoo/output’;