pandas on Dask#
This section describes usage related documents for the pandas on Dask component of Modin.
Modin uses pandas as a primary memory format of the underlying partitions and optimizes queries ingested from the API layer in a specific way to this format. Thus, there is no need to care of choosing it but you can explicitly specify it anyway as shown below.
One of the execution engines that Modin uses is Dask. To enable the pandas on Dask execution you should set the following environment variables:
export MODIN_ENGINE=dask export MODIN_STORAGE_FORMAT=pandas
or turn them on in source code:
import modin.config as cfg cfg.Engine.put('dask') cfg.StorageFormat.put('pandas')