I have encountered lots of tutorials from 2019 on how to install Spark on MacOS, like this one. However, due to a recent update on the availability of Java through Homebrew, these commands do not work anymore.
Step 1 (Optional): Install Homebrew
If you don’t have Homebrew, here’s the command:
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
Step 2: Install Java 8
Spark requires Java8, and this is where I had to browse Github to find this alternative command:
brew cask install homebrew/cask-versions/adoptopenjdk8
Step 3: Install Scala
You probably know it, but Apache-Spark is written in Scala, which is a requirement to run it.
brew install scala
Step 4: Install Spark
We’re almost there. Let’s now install Spark:
brew install apache-spark
Step 5: Install pySpark
You might want to write your Spark code in Python, and pySpark will be useful for that:
pip install pyspark
Step 6: Modify your bashrc
Whether you have bashrc or zshrc, modify your profile with the following commands. Adapt the commands to match your Python path (using
which python3) and the folder in which Java has been installed:
export JAVA_HOME=/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/adoptopenjdk-8.jdk/Contents/Home export JRE_HOME=/Library/java/JavaVirtualMachines/adoptopenjdk-8.jdk/Contents/Home/jre/ export SPARK_HOME=/usr/local/Cellar/apache-spark/3.0.1/libexec export PATH=/usr/local/Cellar/apache-spark/3.0.1/bin:$PATH export PYSPARK_PYTHON=/Users/maelfabien/opt/anaconda3/bin/python
Finally, source the profile using:
And you are all set!
Step 7: Launch a Jupyter Notebook
Now, in your Jupyter notebook, you should be able to execute the following commands:
import pyspark from pyspark import SparkContext sc = SparkContext() n = sc.parallelize([4,10,9,7]) n.take(3)
And observe the SparkUI on the following link: http://localhost:4040/.
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