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How to implement FP-Growth using Apache Spark in java?


The frequent items are extracted from transactions using spark.mllib package. It provides a parallel implementation of FP-growth to mining frequent itemsets. The Spark takes JavaRDD of transactions as input, where each transaction is converted to set of items. Then FPGrowth algorithm is implemented with set of parameters setMinSupport and setNumPartitions. The setMinSupport and setNumPartitions define the minimum support required for an itemset to be identified as frequent and number of partitions used to distribute the work respectively. Finally, FPGrowth run function is executed which returns an FPGrowthModel that stores the frequent itemsets with their frequencies.

Source Code

import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.List;
import org.apache.spark.SparkConf;
import org.apache.spark.mllib.fpm.AssociationRules;
import org.apache.spark.mllib.fpm.FPGrowth;
import org.apache.spark.mllib.fpm.FPGrowthModel;
public class SparkFPGrowth {
public static void main(String[] args) {
SparkConf conf = new SparkConf().setAppName(“Spark-FPGrowth”).setMaster(“local[2]”);
JavaSparkContext sc = new JavaSparkContext(conf);
JavaRDD<String> data =c.textFile(“hdfs://localhost:54310/sparkinput/FPGrowth/fpgrowth.txt”);
JavaRDD<List<String>> transactions = Function<String, List<String>>() {
public List<String> call(String line) {
String[] parts = line.split(” “);
return Arrays.asList(parts);
}} );
FPGrowth fpg = new FPGrowth().setMinSupport(0.2).setNumPartitions(10);
FPGrowthModel<String> model =;
for (FPGrowth.FreqItemset<String>i1: model.freqItemsets().toJavaRDD().collect()) {
System.out.println(“[” + i1.javaItems() + “], ” + i1.freq());


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implement FP-Growth using Apache Spark in java
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