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How to compute data distributions using FastBit ibis::part API

FastBit uses the metaphor of rows and columns to describe user data. Given a set of user data (called a table), the process of finding the distribution of a column takes two steps, one to find the names of the columns available and one to actually compute the distribution of a particular column. If you need instructions on how to prepare the data, read the section on Preparing Data for FastBit or dataLoading.html.

Using Command Line Tool

One can use option -print to instruction ibis command line tool to print a variety of information. Here is a more in-depth explanation of this option.
-p[rint] [Parts|Columns|Distributions|column-name [:conditions]]
The four different arguments to this option is as follows.