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From Apache Wiki <wikidi...@apache.org>
Subject [Hama Wiki] Update of "Aggregators" by AnastasisAndronidis
Date Sun, 26 Jan 2014 18:51:09 GMT
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The "Aggregators" page has been changed by AnastasisAndronidis:
https://wiki.apache.org/hama/Aggregators?action=diff&rev1=7&rev2=8

  === Introduction ===
  Quoting from Pregel paper: ''aggregators are a mechanism for global communication, monitoring,
and data. Each vertex can provide a value to an aggregator in superstep S, the system combines
those values using a reduction operator, and the resulting value is made available to all
vertices in superstep S + 1.''
  
- You can think aggregators as a tree, that the leafs (which are the graph vertices) are sending
messages to the root (the master aggregator), and then the root is combining all these messages
to a value. In the end, this combined values is distributed back to the leafs. Aggregators
are useful for statistics (think of an histogram of vertex degrees) or for global controlling.
+ You can think aggregators as a tree, that the leaves (which are the graph vertices) are
sending messages to the root (the master aggregator), and then the root is combining all these
messages to a value. In the end, this combined values are distributed back to the leaves.
Aggregators are useful for statistics (think of an histogram of vertex degrees) or for global
management.
  
  === Registering aggregators ===
- To start using aggregators, you must register them in your GraphJob.
+ To start using aggregators, you must declare them in your GraphJob.
  
  e.g.
  {{{
@@ -22, +22 @@

  graphJob.setAggregatorClass(SumAggregator.class);
  }}}
  
- There are lots of different aggregators and you can also make your own. Look for already
implemented aggregators in org.apache.hama.graph package.
+ There are multiple different aggregators and you can also make your own. You can look for
already implemented aggregators in org.apache.hama.graph package.
  
  === Start working with aggregators ===
- To start aggregating values from your vertices, is very easy and strait forward. From your
vertex, use:
+ In order to aggregate values, from your vertex, use:
  {{{
  this.aggregate(index,value);
  }}}
  
- The index parameter of this method is a number that is equivalent to the order of the registered
aggregator. (The first registered aggregator is number 0, second is number 1 etc.)
+ The index parameter of this method is a number that is equivalent to the order of the registered
aggregator. (The first registered aggregator has index 0, second has index 1 etc.)
  
  === Get results ===
- Inside your vertex, you can get the results of each aggregator by using this method:
+ Inside your vertex, you can get the results of each aggregator by using the method:
- 
  {{{
  this.getAggregatedValue(index);
  }}}
  
  === Write your own aggregators ===
- To write your own aggregator, you have o extend AbstractAggregator class and implement the
methods of #aggregate(M value) and #getValue(). For more, please see the default implemented
aggregators in org.apache.hama.graph package.
+ To write your own aggregator, you have to extend AbstractAggregator class and implement
the methods of #aggregate(M value) and #getValue(). For more, please see the default implementation
of aggregators in org.apache.hama.graph package.
  

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