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From Tables to Graphs in GraphLab Create

In this talk, we will take participants through a hands-on lab going from raw data to graph processing in GraphLab Create. We will use data from a Kaggle competition and show how to explore it, visualize it, and perform graph analytics on it using GraphLab Create. Please bring your laptop and GraphLab Create already installed. Along the way we will also discuss where we are headed with GraphLab Create, and will demo a couple unreleased features.


• Rajat Arya, Software Engineer @ GraphLab

• Yucheng Low, Chief Architect @ GraphLab

Rajat has been with GraphLab since the company was formed and has been focused on GraphLab Create in production and the cloud. Prior to GraphLab, Rajat has worked on large-scale systems at Amazon Web Services, AddThis, and Microsoft.

Yucheng has been with GraphLab since its roots as a research project at CMU. Much of the algorithmic innovations in GraphLab have come from Yucheng's research. Recently he has been focused on scaling GraphLab data structures (both horizontally and vertically), and much more.


We meet on the first Tuesday of every month.

Food and informal networking start at 6:30. The talk will start at 7pm.

Parking is available in the building and is valet only.  Cost is $8.00 after 6pm.  (Enter on Union between 4th & 5th)  Additional parking can be found in the Hilton Parking Garage.  Cost is $6.00 after 5pm.  Enter on 6th Ave between University and Union.  There is also plenty of street parking downtown.

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  • clive b.

    xcode command line / pip / python 2.7 install are done. but install graphlab-create fails on 10.9.3. any ideas? clive-boultons-macbook-pro-2:pip seebe$ sudo pip install graphlab-create==0.3
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/local/bin/pip", line 5, in <module>
    from pkg_resources import load_entry_point
    File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/Extras/lib/python/", line 2603, in <module>
    File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/Extras/lib/python/", line 666, in require
    needed = self.resolve(parse_requirements(requirements))
    File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/Extras/lib/python/", line 565, in resolve
    raise DistributionNotFound(req) # XXX put more info here
    pkg_resources.DistributionNotFound: pip==1.1

    July 1, 2014

  • Alex K.

    I am so bummed that I'm going to be missing this talk! If only it were a week later!

    >>> from graphlab import sad_panda

    June 23, 2014

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