Twitter Battle

December 2, 2013
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(This article was first published on Blag's bag of rants, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

I love to have fun with R and Twitter...there are a lot of cool things that you can do with it...so I just thought of having a small Twitter Battle application...something that will grab the number of followers and lists from two users...apply some crappy algorithms and determine the Twitter importance between those users...using our .RData file that holds the Twitter OAuth info...

Twitter Battle
require("Rook")
library("ROAuth")
library("twitteR")

setwd("C:/Blag/R_Scripts/Important_Scripts")
load("credentials.RData")

Get_Percentages<-function(p_one,p_two,flag){
if(p_one > p_two){
if(flag == 0){
OneFollowPercent<-100
TwoFollowPercent<-round((p_two * 100) / p_one)
}else{
TwoFollowPercent<-100 - (round((p_two * 100) / p_one))
if(TwoFollowPercent <= 49){
OneFollowPercent<-50 + TwoFollowPercent
TwoFollowPercent<-100 - OneFollowPercent
flag<-0
}else{
OneFollowPercent<-50 + TwoFollowPercent
TwoFollowPercent<-100 - TwoFollowPercent
TwoFollowPercent<-100 - round((round(TwoFollowPercent * 100) / OneFollowPercent))
OneFollowPercent<-TwoFollowPercent
TwoFollowPercent<-100 - OneFollowPercent
flag<-1
}
}
}
if(p_one < p_two){
if(flag == 0){
OneFollowPercent<-round((p_one * 100) / p_two)
TwoFollowPercent<-100
}else{
OneFollowPercent<-100 - (round((p_one * 100) / p_two))
if(OneFollowPercent <= 49){
TwoFollowPercent<-50 + OneFollowPercent
OneFollowPercent<-100 - TwoFollowPercent
flag<-0
}else{
TwoFollowPercent<-50 + OneFollowPercent
OneFollowPercent<-100 - OneFollowPercent
OneFollowPercent<-100 - round((round(OneFollowPercent * 100) / TwoFollowPercent))
TwoFollowPercent<-OneFollowPercent
OneFollowPercent<-100 - TwoFollowPercent
flag<-1
}
}
}
if(p_one == p_two){
OneFollowPercent<- 50
TwoFollowPercent<- 50
}
percents<-c(OneFollowPercent,TwoFollowPercent,flag)
return(percents)
}

newapp<-function(env){
req<-Rook::Request$new(env)
res<-Rook::Response$new()
res$write('<form method="POST">\n')
res$write('Enter your Twitter username: <input type="text" name="YourUserName">')
res$write('</BR>')
res$write('Enter your his/her Twitter username: <input type="text" name="HisHerUserName">')
res$write('</BR>')
res$write('<input type="submit" name="Start the Battle!">')
res$write('</form>')

if (!is.null(req$POST())) {
YourUserName = paste("@",req$POST()[["YourUserName"]],sep="")
HisHerUserName = paste("@",req$POST()[["HisHerUserName"]],sep="")

reg<-registerTwitterOAuth(credentials)

GetYourUser<-getUser(YourUserName,cainfo="cacert.pem")
GetHisHerUser<-getUser(HisHerUserName,cainfo="cacert.pem")

GetYourFollowers<-GetYourUser$followersCount
GetYourLists<-GetYourUser$listedCount
GetHisHerFollowers<-GetHisHerUser$followersCount
GetHisHerLists<-GetHisHerUser$listedCount

FollowPercents<-Get_Percentages(GetYourFollowers,GetHisHerFollowers,0)
ListPercents<-Get_Percentages(GetYourLists,GetHisHerLists,0)

YourPercents<-FollowPercents[1] + ListPercents[1]
HisHerPercents<-FollowPercents[2] + ListPercents[2]

FinalPercents<-Get_Percentages(YourPercents,HisHerPercents,1)

YourPercents<-FinalPercents[1]
HisHerPercents<-FinalPercents[2]
if(FinalPercents[3] == 0){
DiffPercent<-abs(YourPercents - 50)
}else{
DiffPercent<-FinalPercents[1]
}

if(YourPercents > HisHerPercents){
message<-paste(req$POST()[["YourUserName"]],"is",DiffPercent,
" % more important on Twitter than",req$POST()[["HisHerUserName"]],sep=" ")
res$write(paste('<H1>',message,'</H1>'))
}
if(YourPercents < HisHerPercents){
message<-paste(req$POST()[["YourUserName"]],"is",DiffPercent,
" % less important on Twitter than",req$POST()[["HisHerUserName"]],sep=" ")
res$write(paste('<H1>',message,'</H1>'))
}
if(YourPercents == HisHerPercents){
message<-paste(req$POST()[["YourUserName"]],
"is equally important on Twitter as",req$POST()[["HisHerUserName"]],sep=" ")
res$write(paste('<H1>',message,'</H1>'))
}

pieValues<-c(YourPercents,HisHerPercents)
pieNames<-c(paste(req$POST()[["YourUserName"]],YourPercents,"%"),
paste(req$POST()[["HisHerUserName"]],HisHerPercents,"%"))

png("Twitter_Battle.png",width=1000,height=700)
pie(pieValues,labels=pieNames,main="Twitter Battle")
dev.off()
res$write("<div align='center'>")
res$write(paste("<img src='", server$full_url("pic"), "/",
"Twitter_Battle.png'", "/>", sep = ""))

res$write("</div>")
}
res$finish()
}

server = Rhttpd$new()
server$add(app = newapp, name = "Twitter_Battle")
server$add(app = File$new("C:/Blag/R_Scripts/Important_Scripts"), name = "pic")
server$start()
server$browse("Twitter_Battle")

When we execute it...we're going to have some interesting results...




Have fun with it -;)

Greetings,

Blag.

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