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From cloud-fan <>
Subject [GitHub] spark pull request: [SPARK-13593][SQL] improve the `toDF()` method...
Date Fri, 04 Mar 2016 01:35:20 GMT
Github user cloud-fan commented on a diff in the pull request:
    --- Diff: python/pyspark/sql/ ---
    @@ -50,18 +50,56 @@
     def _monkey_patch_RDD(sqlContext):
         def toDF(self, schema=None, sampleRatio=None):
    -        Converts current :class:`RDD` into a :class:`DataFrame`
    +        Converts current :class:`RDD` into a :class:`DataFrame` according to the given
    +        If the given schema is None or just column names, the schema will be inferred
by scanning
    +        the data in this RDD according to the sampleRatio.
    -        This is a shorthand for ``sqlContext.createDataFrame(rdd, schema, sampleRatio)``
    +        Note that, the given schema must match the real data, or exception will be thrown
    +        runtime. If the given schema is not StructType, it will be wrapped into a StructType
    +        its only field, and the field name will be "value", each record will also be
wrapped into a
    +        tuple, which can be converted to row later.
    -        :param schema: a StructType or list of names of columns
    +        :param schema: a :class:`DataType` or a datatype string or list of names of columns
    --- End diff --
    or should I move it here?

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