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c
@RunLLM what is the use of "FlyteFile" and "FlyteDirectory"?
r
"FlyteFile" and "FlyteDirectory" are types in Flyte that facilitate handling files and directories within Flyte workflows. FlyteFile: - Represents a single file. - Abstracts the upload/download process, integrating with Flyte's type system. - Can be used as inputs/outputs in tasks, ensuring reproducibility and efficient data management. - Supports specifying file formats, e.g.,
FlyteFile[csv]
. Example usage:
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from flytekit import task, workflow
from flytekit.types.file import FlyteFile

@task
def process_file(input_file: FlyteFile) -> FlyteFile:
    # Task logic here
    return input_file

@workflow
def file_workflow() -> FlyteFile:
    output_file = process_file(input_file=FlyteFile("path/to/input.csv"))
    return output_file
Source FlyteDirectory: - Represents a directory, useful for handling multiple files. - Supports batch operations, enabling efficient data processing. - Can be annotated for batch size to optimize resource usage. Example usage:
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from flytekit import task, workflow
from flytekit.types.directory import FlyteDirectory

@task
def process_directory(input_dir: FlyteDirectory) -> FlyteDirectory:
    # Task logic here
    return input_dir

@workflow
def directory_workflow() -> FlyteDirectory:
    output_dir = process_directory(input_dir=FlyteDirectory("path/to/input_dir"))
    return output_dir
Source Would you like more detail? Sources: - https://docs.flyte.org/en/latest/user_guide/data_types_and_io/flytefile.html - https://docs.flyte.org/en/latest/user_guide/data_types_and_io/flytedirectory.html 👍 0 button 👎 0 button 💡 Hint: Mention @runllm in the thread for followups.
c
@RunLLM how to use "FlyteFile" to download a file from S3 bucket?
r
To use
FlyteFile
to download a file from an S3 bucket in Flyte, you can follow these steps: 1. Define the task: Use
FlyteFile
as an input type and specify the S3 path. 2. Download the file: Utilize the
.download()
method to download the file locally within the task. Here's an example:
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from flytekit import task, workflow
from flytekit.types.file import FlyteFile
import pandas as pd

@task
def download_and_read_file(file: FlyteFile) -> pd.DataFrame:
    # Download the file from S3
    local_path = file.download()
    # Read the file into a pandas DataFrame
    df = pd.read_csv(local_path)
    return df

@workflow
def my_workflow(file_path: str) -> pd.DataFrame:
    file = FlyteFile(file_path)
    return download_and_read_file(file=file)
To run this workflow, pass the S3 URL of the file:
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my_workflow(file_path="s3://my-s3-bucket/path/to/file.csv")
This will download the file from the specified S3 path and read it into a pandas DataFrame. Would you like more detail? Sources: - FlyteFile Usage Example - FlyteFile Documentation 👍 0 button 👎 0 button 💡 Hint: Mention @runllm in the thread for followups.
c
What is the advantage of using "FlyteFile" here compared to if we don't use it?
@RunLLM What is the advantage of using "FlyteFile" here compared to if we don't use it?
r
Using
FlyteFile
in Flyte provides several advantages over handling file downloads manually: 1. Automatic Data Management:
FlyteFile
abstracts the upload and download processes. It automatically handles the transfer of files between tasks and storage backends (e.g., S3), reducing the need for manual file handling code. 2. Reproducibility: By using
FlyteFile
, Flyte ensures that files are versioned and tracked, which helps in maintaining reproducibility of workflows. 3. Integration with Flyte's Type System:
FlyteFile
integrates seamlessly with Flyte's type system, allowing for type-safe operations and better error handling. For example, a task that outputs
FlyteFile[csv]
can only be connected to another task that expects
FlyteFile[csv]
. 4. Seamless Interoperability:
FlyteFile
can be used as inputs/outputs across different tasks, making it easier to pass data between tasks without worrying about the underlying storage mechanisms. 5. Efficient Resource Utilization: Flyte optimizes resource usage by caching files and ensuring that data is only downloaded when necessary. This can lead to performance improvements in workflows that handle large datasets. Without
FlyteFile
, you would need to manually handle the file download and upload processes, manage file paths, and ensure that files are correctly versioned and tracked, which can be error-prone and less efficient. Would you like more detail? Sources: - FlyteFile Documentation - Flyte Data Management 👍 0 button 👎 0 button 💡 Hint: Mention @runllm in the thread for followups.
c
@RunLLM can we start "flyte demo" cluster using podman instead of docker?
r
Yes, you can start a Flyte demo cluster using Podman instead of Docker. Flyte supports any OCI-compatible container engine, including Podman. However, you might need to use the
--engine
flag with
flytectl
to specify Podman. Here is an example command to start the Flyte demo cluster using Podman:
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flytectl demo start --engine podman
This command will set up the demo environment using Podman instead of Docker. Would you like more detail? Sources: - Flyte GitHub Issue #3041 - Flyte Documentation on Running a Workflow Locally 👍 0 button 👎 0 button 💡 Hint: Mention @runllm in the thread for followups.
c
@RunLLM this command gives error
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Error: unknown flag: --engine
ERRO[0000] unknown flag: --engine
r
The
--engine
flag is not currently supported by
flytectl
. The Flyte community has discussed the possibility of supporting Podman, but it is not yet implemented. As a workaround, you can use a wrapper that translates Docker commands to Podman commands or manually run the necessary Docker commands using Podman. Here is a manual approach to start the Flyte demo cluster using Podman: 1. Print the Docker command: Use
flytectl
to print the Docker command that starts the Flyte demo cluster.
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flytectl demo print-command
2. Translate the Docker command to Podman: Use the printed command and replace
docker
with
podman
. For example, if the command printed by
flytectl demo print-command
is:
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docker run -d --name flyte-sandbox -p 30081:30081 cr.flyte.org/flyteorg/flyte-sandbox:latest
You can manually run the equivalent Podman command:
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podman run -d --name flyte-sandbox -p 30081:30081 cr.flyte.org/flyteorg/flyte-sandbox:latest
Would you like more detail? Sources: - Flyte GitHub Issue #3041 - Flyte GitHub Issue #3243 👍 0 button 👎 0 button 💡 Hint: Mention @runllm in the thread for followups.
c
hey @RunLLM How to use "FlyteFile" to write the contents of a dicitonary to s3 bucket?
r
To use
FlyteFile
to write the contents of a dictionary to an S3 bucket, you can follow these steps: 1. Define the task: Use
FlyteFile
as an output type and specify the S3 path where the file should be uploaded. 2. Write the dictionary to a file: Convert the dictionary to a desired format (e.g., JSON) and write it to a local file. 3. Return the
FlyteFile
: Specify the local file path and the remote S3 path in the
FlyteFile
constructor. Here's an example:
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from flytekit import task, workflow
from flytekit.types.file import FlyteFile
import json
import os

@task
def write_dict_to_s3(data: dict, s3_path: str) -> FlyteFile:
    # Convert dictionary to JSON string
    json_data = json.dumps(data)
    
    # Write JSON string to a local file
    local_path = os.path.join("/tmp", "data.json")
    with open(local_path, "w") as f:
        f.write(json_data)
    
    # Return FlyteFile with local path and remote S3 path
    return FlyteFile(path=local_path, remote_path=s3_path)

@workflow
def my_workflow(data: dict, s3_path: str) -> FlyteFile:
    return write_dict_to_s3(data=data, s3_path=s3_path)

# Example usage
result = my_workflow(data={"key": "value"}, s3_path="s3://my-bucket/data.json")
print(result)
In this example: - The
write_dict_to_s3
task takes a dictionary and an S3 path as inputs. - It converts the dictionary to a JSON string and writes it to a local file. - It then returns a
FlyteFile
object, specifying both the local file path and the remote S3 path. - The
my_workflow
workflow calls this task and returns the
FlyteFile
object. Would you like more detail? Sources: - FlyteFile Documentation - Flyte Data Management 👍 0 button 👎 0 button 💡 Hint: Mention @runllm in the thread for followups.
c
@RunLLM Above code writes output to local file system connected to the pod. How does it make sure that file is present in the S3 bucket when task is finished?
r
Flyte handles the upload of files to the specified remote path (e.g., S3) when you use
FlyteFile
. When you return a
FlyteFile
object with a
remote_path
specified, Flyte automatically uploads the file from the local filesystem to the remote location after the task execution completes. Here's a more detailed explanation of how it works: 1. Local File Creation: The task writes the dictionary to a local file. 2. FlyteFile Return: The task returns a
FlyteFile
object, specifying both the local file path and the remote S3 path. 3. Automatic Upload: Flyte's runtime environment handles the upload of the local file to the specified S3 path once the task completes. Here is the code with comments to clarify the process:
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from flytekit import task, workflow
from flytekit.types.file import FlyteFile
import json
import os

@task
def write_dict_to_s3(data: dict, s3_path: str) -> FlyteFile:
    # Convert dictionary to JSON string
    json_data = json.dumps(data)
    
    # Write JSON string to a local file
    local_path = os.path.join("/tmp", "data.json")
    with open(local_path, "w") as f:
        f.write(json_data)
    
    # Return FlyteFile with local path and remote S3 path
    # Flyte will handle the upload to S3 after the task completes
    return FlyteFile(path=local_path, remote_path=s3_path)

@workflow
def my_workflow(data: dict, s3_path: str) -> FlyteFile:
    return write_dict_to_s3(data=data, s3_path=s3_path)

# Example usage
result = my_workflow(data={"key": "value"}, s3_path="s3://my-bucket/data.json")
print(result)
In this example: - The
write_dict_to_s3
task writes the dictionary to a local file. - The task returns a
FlyteFile
object with the local file path and the remote S3 path. - Flyte automatically uploads the file to the specified S3 path after the task completes. Would you like more detail? Sources: - FlyteFile Documentation - Flyte Data Management 👍 0 button 👎 0 button 💡 Hint: Mention @runllm in the thread for followups.
c
@RunLLM Similar to FlyteFile, how to use "FlyteDirectory" to write multiple files to S3 bucket?
r
To use
FlyteDirectory
to write multiple files to an S3 bucket, you can follow these steps: 1. Define the task: Use
FlyteDirectory
as an output type and specify the S3 path where the directory should be uploaded. 2. Write multiple files to a local directory: Create a local directory and write the files into it. 3. Return the
FlyteDirectory
: Specify the local directory path and the remote S3 path in the
FlyteDirectory
constructor. Here's an example:
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from flytekit import task, workflow
from flytekit.types.directory import FlyteDirectory
import os
import json
import tempfile

@task
def write_files_to_s3(data: dict, s3_path: str) -> FlyteDirectory:
    # Create a temporary directory
    local_dir = tempfile.mkdtemp(prefix="flyte-")
    
    # Write multiple files to the local directory
    for key, value in data.items():
        file_path = os.path.join(local_dir, f"{key}.json")
        with open(file_path, "w") as f:
            json.dump(value, f)
    
    # Return FlyteDirectory with local path and remote S3 path
    # Flyte will handle the upload to S3 after the task completes
    return FlyteDirectory(path=local_dir, remote_path=s3_path)

@workflow
def my_workflow(data: dict, s3_path: str) -> FlyteDirectory:
    return write_files_to_s3(data=data, s3_path=s3_path)

# Example usage
result = my_workflow(data={"file1": {"key1": "value1"}, "file2": {"key2": "value2"}}, s3_path="s3://my-bucket/my-directory")
print(result)
In this example: - The
write_files_to_s3
task creates a temporary local directory. - It writes multiple files (each corresponding to a key-value pair in the input dictionary) to the local directory. - The task returns a
FlyteDirectory
object, specifying both the local directory path and the remote S3 path. - Flyte automatically uploads the directory to the specified S3 path after the task completes. Would you like more detail? Sources: - FlyteDirectory Documentation - Flyte Data Management 👍 0 button 👎 0 button 💡 Hint: Mention @runllm in the thread for followups.
c
@RunLLM What are the methdos available on "FlyteDirectory"?
r
FlyteDirectory
provides several methods to facilitate handling directories in Flyte workflows. Here are some of the key methods available: 1.
download()
: Downloads the directory to the local filesystem. 2.
listdir()
: Lists all files and folders in the given directory without downloading the contents. 3.
new_file(name: Optional[str] = None)
: Creates a new file under the current folder. 4.
new_dir(name: Optional[str] = None)
: Creates a new folder under the current folder. 5.
from_source(source: str | os.PathLike)
: Creates a new
FlyteDirectory
object with the remote source set to the input. Here is a brief overview of these methods:
download()
Downloads the directory to the local filesystem.
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local_path = flyte_directory.download()
listdir()
Lists all files and folders in the given directory without downloading the contents.
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entities = FlyteDirectory.listdir(flyte_directory)
for entity in entities:
    print(entity.remote_source)
new_file(name: Optional[str] = None)
Creates a new file under the current folder.
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new_file = flyte_directory.new_file("new_file.txt")
new_dir(name: Optional[str] = None)
Creates a new folder under the current folder.
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new_subdir = flyte_directory.new_dir("new_subdir")
from_source(source: str | os.PathLike)
Creates a new
FlyteDirectory
object with the remote source set to the input.
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new_flyte_directory = FlyteDirectory.from_source("s3://my-bucket/my-directory")
Would you like more detail? Sources: - FlyteDirectory Documentation - FlyteDirectory Source Code 👍 0 button 👎 0 button 💡 Hint: Mention @runllm in the thread for followups.
c
@RunLLM Can we get "remote path" from "FlyteDirectory" object?
r
Yes, you can get the remote path from a
FlyteDirectory
object using the
remote_source
attribute. This attribute holds the remote location (e.g., an S3 path) of the directory. Here's an example of how to access the remote path from a
FlyteDirectory
object:
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from flytekit import task, workflow
from flytekit.types.directory import FlyteDirectory

@task
def get_remote_path(directory: FlyteDirectory) -> str:
    # Access the remote path
    remote_path = directory.remote_source
    return remote_path

@workflow
def my_workflow() -> str:
    # Example FlyteDirectory object with a remote path
    directory = FlyteDirectory(remote_source="s3://my-bucket/my-directory")
    return get_remote_path(directory=directory)

# Example usage
result = my_workflow()
print(result)  # Output: s3://my-bucket/my-directory
In this example: - The
get_remote_path
task takes a
FlyteDirectory
object as input and returns its remote path. - The
my_workflow
workflow creates a
FlyteDirectory
object with a specified remote path and calls the task to retrieve the remote path. Would you like more detail? Sources: - FlyteDirectory Documentation - FlyteDirectory Source Code 👍 0 button 👎 0 button 💡 Hint: Mention @runllm in the thread for followups.
c
@RunLLM If a flyte task returns "FlyteDirectory" then can we create "FlyteFile" type object for one of the file inside "FlyteDirectory" and provide this FlyteFile as input to next task?
r
Yes, you can create a
FlyteFile
object for one of the files inside a
FlyteDirectory
and provide this
FlyteFile
as input to the next task. You can achieve this by using the
listdir()
method to list the files in the
FlyteDirectory
and then creating a
FlyteFile
object for the desired file. Here's an example: 1. Define the first task: This task returns a
FlyteDirectory
. 2. Define the second task: This task takes a
FlyteFile
as input. 3. Workflow: The workflow connects these tasks, extracting a file from the
FlyteDirectory
and passing it to the next task.
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from flytekit import task, workflow
from flytekit.types.directory import FlyteDirectory
from flytekit.types.file import FlyteFile
import os

@task
def create_directory_with_files() -> FlyteDirectory:
    # Create a temporary directory and write some files
    local_dir = "/tmp/flyte-directory"
    os.makedirs(local_dir, exist_ok=True)
    file_path = os.path.join(local_dir, "example.txt")
    with open(file_path, "w") as f:
        f.write("This is an example file.")
    return FlyteDirectory(path=local_dir, remote_path="s3://my-bucket/my-directory")

@task
def process_file(file: FlyteFile) -> str:
    # Read the content of the file
    with open(file.download(), "r") as f:
        content = f.read()
    return content

@workflow
def my_workflow() -> str:
    directory = create_directory_with_files()
    # List files in the directory
    files = directory.listdir()
    # Assume we want to process the first file
    first_file = files[0]
    flyte_file = FlyteFile(path=first_file.path, remote_path=first_file.remote_source)
    return process_file(file=flyte_file)

# Example usage
result = my_workflow()
print(result)  # Output: This is an example file.
In this example: - The
create_directory_with_files
task creates a directory with some files and returns a
FlyteDirectory
object. - The
process_file
task takes a
FlyteFile
as input and processes it. - The
my_workflow
workflow lists the files in the
FlyteDirectory
, creates a
FlyteFile
object for the first file, and passes it to the
process_file
task. Would you like more detail? Sources: - FlyteDirectory Documentation - FlyteFile Documentation 👍 0 button 👎 0 button 💡 Hint: Mention @runllm in the thread for followups.
c
@RunLLM Can we find a file with a particular name in "FlyteDirectory" to create FlyteFile object?
r
Yes, you can find a file with a particular name in a
FlyteDirectory
and create a
FlyteFile
object for it. You can use the
listdir()
method to list the files in the
FlyteDirectory
and then search for the file with the desired name. Here's an example: 1. Define the first task: This task returns a
FlyteDirectory
. 2. Define the second task: This task takes a
FlyteFile
as input. 3. Workflow: The workflow connects these tasks, searches for a file with a specific name in the
FlyteDirectory
, and passes it to the next task.
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from flytekit import task, workflow
from flytekit.types.directory import FlyteDirectory
from flytekit.types.file import FlyteFile
import os

@task
def create_directory_with_files() -> FlyteDirectory:
    # Create a temporary directory and write some files
    local_dir = "/tmp/flyte-directory"
    os.makedirs(local_dir, exist_ok=True)
    file_path = os.path.join(local_dir, "example.txt")
    with open(file_path, "w") as f:
        f.write("This is an example file.")
    return FlyteDirectory(path=local_dir, remote_path="s3://my-bucket/my-directory")

@task
def process_file(file: FlyteFile) -> str:
    # Read the content of the file
    with open(file.download(), "r") as f:
        content = f.read()
    return content

@workflow
def my_workflow() -> str:
    directory = create_directory_with_files()
    # List files in the directory
    files = FlyteDirectory.listdir(directory)
    # Find the file with the desired name
    target_file = None
    for file in files:
        if isinstance(file, FlyteFile) and file.path.endswith("example.txt"):
            target_file = file
            break
    if target_file is None:
        raise FileNotFoundError("The file 'example.txt' was not found in the directory.")
    
    flyte_file = FlyteFile(path=target_file.path, remote_path=target_file.remote_source)
    return process_file(file=flyte_file)

# Example usage
result = my_workflow()
print(result)  # Output: This is an example file.
In this example: - The
create_directory_with_files
task creates a directory with some files and returns a
FlyteDirectory
object. - The
process_file
task takes a
FlyteFile
as input and processes it. - The
my_workflow
workflow lists the files in the
FlyteDirectory
, searches for a file named "example.txt", creates a
FlyteFile
object for it, and passes it to the
process_file
task. Would you like more detail? Sources: - FlyteDirectory Documentation - FlyteFile Documentation 👍 0 button 👎 0 button 💡 Hint: Mention @runllm in the thread for followups.
c
@RunLLM in "process_file()" method, in which directory "file.download()" downloads the file?
r
The
file.download()
method downloads the file to a temporary directory managed by Flyte. By default, this directory is within the working directory of the Flyte task's execution environment. The exact path can vary, but it is typically under a directory like
/tmp
or another temporary storage location provided by the container or the underlying infrastructure. Here's an example to illustrate where the file is downloaded:
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from flytekit import task, workflow
from flytekit.types.file import FlyteFile
import os

@task
def process_file(file: FlyteFile) -> str:
    # Download the file to the local filesystem
    local_path = file.download()
    print(f"File downloaded to: {local_path}")
    
    # Read the content of the file
    with open(local_path, "r") as f:
        content = f.read()
    return content

@workflow
def my_workflow(file_path: str) -> str:
    flyte_file = FlyteFile(file_path)
    return process_file(file=flyte_file)

# Example usage
result = my_workflow(file_path="s3://my-bucket/example.txt")
print(result)
In this example: - The
process_file
task downloads the file using
file.download()
. - The
local_path
variable holds the path to the downloaded file. - The
print
statement outputs the directory where the file is downloaded. When you run this workflow, you will see the path where the file is downloaded in the task's logs. This path is typically within a temporary directory managed by Flyte. Would you like more detail? Sources: - FlyteFile Documentation - Flyte Data Management 👍 0 button 👎 0 button 💡 Hint: Mention @runllm in the thread for followups.
c
@RunLLM How to change log level of "only pyspark" to WARN but to keep log level of Flyte task and other code to "INFO" level?
r
To change the log level of only PySpark to
WARN
while keeping the log level of Flyte tasks and other code to
INFO
, you can configure the logging levels separately within your Flyte task. This can be achieved by setting the log level for the PySpark logger specifically, while keeping the root logger or other loggers at the
INFO
level. Here's an example of how to do this: 1. Configure PySpark Logging: Set the log level for the PySpark logger to
WARN
. 2. Configure Flyte and Other Logging: Set the log level for the root logger or other loggers to
INFO
.
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from flytekit import task, workflow
from flytekit.types.file import FlyteFile
import logging
from pyspark.sql import SparkSession

@task
def process_with_spark(file: FlyteFile) -> str:
    # Configure PySpark logging level to WARN
    spark_logger = logging.getLogger('py4j')
    spark_logger.setLevel(logging.WARN)
    
    # Configure Flyte and other logging levels to INFO
    root_logger = logging.getLogger()
    root_logger.setLevel(logging.INFO)
    
    # Initialize Spark session
    spark = SparkSession.builder.appName("FlyteSparkExample").getOrCreate()
    
    # Download the file to the local filesystem
    local_path = file.download()
    logging.info(f"File downloaded to: {local_path}")
    
    # Read the content of the file using Spark
    df = spark.read.text(local_path)
    df.show()
    
    return "Processing complete"

@workflow
def my_workflow(file_path: str) -> str:
    flyte_file = FlyteFile(file_path)
    return process_with_spark(file=flyte_file)

# Example usage
result = my_workflow(file_path="s3://my-bucket/example.txt")
print(result)
In this example: - The
process_with_spark
task configures the PySpark logger to
WARN
level using
logging.getLogger('py4j').setLevel(logging.WARN)
. - The root logger is configured to
INFO
level using
logging.getLogger().setLevel(logging.INFO)
. - This ensures that only PySpark logs are set to
WARN
level, while Flyte task logs and other logs remain at
INFO
level. Would you like more detail? Sources: - Flyte Logging Configuration - PySpark Logging Configuration 👍 0 button 👎 0 button 💡 Hint: Mention @runllm in the thread for followups.