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Dask APIs generally follow from upstream APIs:

Additionally, Dask has its own functions to start computations, persist data in memory, check progress, and so forth that complement the APIs above. These more general Dask functions are described below:

.. currentmodule:: dask

.. autosummary::

These functions work with any scheduler. More advanced operations are available when using the newer scheduler and starting a :obj:`dask.distributed.Client` (which, despite its name, runs nicely on a single machine). This API provides the ability to submit, cancel, and track work asynchronously, and includes many functions for complex inter-task workflows. These are not necessary for normal operation, but can be useful for real-time or advanced operation.

This more advanced API is available in the Dask distributed documentation

.. autofunction:: compute
.. autofunction:: is_dask_collection
.. autofunction:: optimize
.. autofunction:: persist
.. autofunction:: visualize