Create Dask Dataframes

Use Dask to create distributed dataframes

A Dask Dataframe contains a number of pandas Dataframes, which are distributed across your cluster. The API to interact with these objects is very much like the pandas API.

Diagram showing how a Dask dataframe is comprised of multiple underlying pandas dataframes

This example assumes you have a basic understanding of Dask concepts. If you need more information about that, visit our Dask Concepts documentation first.

For more reference about Dask Dataframes, see the official Dask documentation.

From CSV on Disk


For more details, see our page about loading data from flat files.

From pandas Dataframe


For more details about adapting from pandas to Dask, see our tutorial.

From parquet



This adopts the behavior of pandas.read_json().


There are many other ways to read in data as Dask Dataframes as well. Dask official documentation gives thorough details of the Dask Dataframes API, if you have further questions!

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