Cannot create dataframe from list: pyspark


I have a list that is generated by a function. when I execute print on my list:


I obtain:


but when I want to create a DataFrame with this command:

df = sqlContext.createDataFrame(preds_labels, ["prediction", "label"])

I get an error message:

not supported type: type ‘numpy.float64’

If I create the list manually, I have no problem. Do you have an idea?

Asked By: a.moussa



pyspark uses its own type system and unfortunately it doesn’t deal with numpy well. It works with python types though. So you could manually convert the numpy.float64 to float like

df = sqlContext.createDataFrame(
    [(float(tup[0]), float(tup[1]) for tup in preds_labels], 
    ["prediction", "label"]

Note pyspark will then take them as pyspark.sql.types.DoubleType

Answered By: shuaiyuancn

To anyone arriving here with the error:

typeerror not supported type class 'numpy.str_' 

This is true for string as well. So if you created your list strings using numpy , try to change it to pure python.
Create list of single item repeated N times

Answered By: Flavio Kaminishi