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stripped down VW

I just heard through the Berkeley grapevine about the BashReduce effort at MapReduce in 126 lines of bash script! Awesome. I’m sure it doesn’t do X, Y and Z. So ask yourself: do you need X? Y? Z? Maybe instead you want V and W. Maybe you should roll your own tool.  


Makes you think.


  1. Or to turn this inside-out yet again, you can write a bash script and run it in parallel via Hadoop using ParBASH. I can’t wait for an easy implementation of Java map and reduce functions running over the BashReduce engine! Somebody please?

  2. See also this implementation of HBase in bash:

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