DataFrame.Describe(String[]) Method

Definition

Computes basic statistics for numeric and string columns, including count, mean, stddev, min, and max. If no columns are given, this function computes statistics for all numerical or string columns.

public Microsoft.Spark.Sql.DataFrame Describe (params string[] cols);
member this.Describe : string[] -> Microsoft.Spark.Sql.DataFrame
Public Function Describe (ParamArray cols As String()) As DataFrame

Parameters

cols
String[]

Column names

Returns

DataFrame

DataFrame object

Remarks

This function is meant for exploratory data analysis, as we make no guarantee about

the backward compatibility of the schema of the resulting DataFrame. If you want to

programmatically compute summary statistics, use the agg function instead.

Applies to