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From "Edward Capriolo (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-2238) Support for Median and Mode UDAFs
Date Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:43:12 GMT


Edward Capriolo commented on HIVE-2238:

We already have median, that is just percentile (50) so we may not need this. Mode is interesting.
I will look over both soon.
> Support for Median and Mode UDAFs
> ---------------------------------
>                 Key: HIVE-2238
>                 URL:
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: UDF
>            Reporter: Travis Powell
>              Labels: patch
>         Attachments: HIVE-2238.1.patch.txt, input.txt, median.q, median.q.out, mode.q,
> Median and Mode are essential functions for reducing/refining the data set, and would
allow for greater control over the selection of data. More involved analytics are probably
best handled by relational databases or OLAP cubes, but Median and Mode are very practical
for Hive solely in terms of delivering a smaller data set, where items selected only have
a certain mode. (Rows that describe an object to which the table is joined where that object
has a column value frequency threshold.)
> Comments are more than welcome. Would be happy to support. 

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