Quick question, can you `task.map()` over a Pandas...
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Quick question, can you
over a Pandas DataFrame? So you could get each row as a Series for each task call. Or does it only work with generic iterables? Thank you.
I just ran this:
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import pandas as pd
from prefect import task, Flow
def return_df():
    return pd.DataFrame({"x": [1, 2, 3], "y": [4, 5, 6]})
def map_df(val):
with Flow("pd-test") as flow:
    output = map_df.map(return_df)
flow_state = flow.run()
and it errored out; I believe we make some implicit internal assumptions that we are mapping over a list. We hope to revisit our mapping implementation in the near future based on user feedback though, so I’ll keep this use case in mind!
If you could chunk your dataframe into a list within that first task, you might be able to make it work, but whether that’s a good solution depends on your individual use case
Sounds like a good plan. Thank you for getting back to me so quickly.
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