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Sparse Vectors in Apache Spark

What is a Sparse Vector

A vector is a one-dimensional array of elements. So in a programming language, an implementation of a vector is as a one-dimensional array. A vector is said to be sparse when many elements of a have zero values. And when we write programs it will not be a good idea from storage perspective to store all these zero values in the array.

So the best way of representation of a sparse vector will be by just specifying the location and value.

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