Python and Spark - Setup Development Environment

Setup Development Environment for Python and Spark on Windows 10
Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (388 ratings)
21,668 students
Python and Spark - Setup Development Environment
Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (388 ratings)
21,668 students
Setup environment to explore and learn Python and Spark


  • Basic computer skills
  • At least 4 GB RAM
  • 64 bit operating system (preferably Windows 10)


Challenges to setup development environment using Windows

  • Require external tools such as 7z to uncompress and untar
  • Understanding about environment variables
  • Compatibility issues with Windows internals (winutils)
  • File paths with special characters
  • and more

It is very important to set up development environment addressing all the challenges so that we can spend time in development. Most of the above issues is road blocks for beginners.

Hence we created brief course covering all the important aspects of setting up development environment for Python and Spark.

Once you complete this course, you can proceed with other courses which will cover Spark with Python.

Who this course is for:

  • Any one who want to learn Python and then Spark

Course content

1 section • 13 lectures • 46m total length
  • Introduction - Setup Python, PyCharm and Spark on Windows
  • Understanding Pre-requisites
  • Setup Python on Windows 10
  • Configure Environment Variables for Python
  • Setup Pycharm on Windows 10
  • Develop Python application using PyCharm with Run time Parameters
  • Download Spark - Compressed tar ball
  • Install 7z to uncompress and untar compressed tar balls
  • Setup Spark using downloaded compressed tar ball
  • Install JDK and JRE on Windows 10
  • Configure environment variables for Spark
  • Setup Winutils for integration of HDFS APIs and Windows file system
  • Develop simple Pyspark application using PyCharm


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