Can I think of an ORC file as similar to a CSV file with column headings and row labels containing data? If so, can I somehow read it into a simple pandas dataframe? I am not that familiar with tools like Hadoop or Spark, but is it necessary to understand them just to see the contents of a local ORC file in Python?
The filename is someFile.snappy.orc
I can see online that spark.read.orc('someFile.snappy.orc') works, but even after import pyspark, it is throwing error.