Wednesday, 09. September 2020 03:57PM

How to use 'data-scripts' to setup a local Dask Scheduler and Dask Worker

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Dask is a flexible library for parallel computing in Python. In this tutorial we'll focus on data_scripts helpers to have you start a dask-scheduler and dask-worker on the machine running jupyter


Lets go ahead and import the libraries we'll need for the project and start the dask-scheduler and dask-worker. data_scripts is smart enough to know if dask-scheduler or dask-worker are running already. Don't be shy and feel like you must only run the following jupyter cell once, you may run it many times and it'll always return the same dask-scheduler and dask-worker

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from distributed import Client, progress
from data_scripts import local

'Sch: 13939 - Work: 13960'

With the Dask scheduler and worker running locally, lets run a simply scripts that'll add 2 to every integer passed to the add() function

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def add(x):
    return x + 2

client = Client('localhost:8786')
awe =, [1,2,3])
[awe.result() for awe in awe]
[3, 4, 5]

Results returned, lets clean up our machine to make sure we don't have any non-nessicary programs running in the background

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