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mrs-mapreduce 0.8

A lightweight MapReduce implementation for computationally intensive programs

Package Documentation

Latest Version: 0.9

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Welcome to the Mrs-MapReduce Documentation page!
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Mrs (pronounced "missus") is a lightweight implementation of MapReduce.  The
name derives from the practice of referring to MapReduce programs by the title
"mister" (e.g., "Mr. Wordcount").  The name "Mrs" is a natural variation on
"Mr" and much more memorable and pronounceable than an arbitrary acronym.

Mrs is a MapReduce implementation that aims to be easy to use and reasonably
efficient.  It is written in Python and where possible builds on existing
solutions to remain lightweight.  Python 2 (>=2.5) and Python 3 are supported.
Mrs is licensed under the GNU GPL.

The `MapReduce paper <http://research.google.com/archive/mapreduce.html>`_ provides
an introduction to MapReduce.  The `examples/wordcount.py
<http://code.google.com/p/mrs-mapreduce/source/browse
/examples/wordcount.py>`_ file shows the Mrs WordCount based on the
corresponding program described in the paper.

Helpful resources include:

* the `Mrs project page <http://code.google.com/p/mrs-mapreduce/>`_ (for bug reports and enhancement requests)

* the `Mrs mailing list <http://groups.google.com/group/mrs-mapreduce>`_ (for questions and discussion)

Contents:
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About Mrs:
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.. toctree::
   :maxdepth: 2

   about_mrs.txt

Installation and use:
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.. toctree::
   :maxdepth: 2

   installation.txt
   running_parallel.txt
   writing_your_own.txt

Development docs:
+++++++++++++++++

.. toctree::
   :maxdepth: 2

   changelog.txt
   release_checklist.txt

Indices and tables
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* :ref:`genindex`
* :ref:`modindex`
* :ref:`search`
 
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