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Programming a Twitter bot – and the rescue from procrastination

January 19, 2015

A considerable share of Twitter accounts is not actually run by humans. According to a recent release by Twitter, `up to approximately 8.5%' of the active users are bots or third-party software that automatically aggregates tweets. Bots can follow other users, retweet content or post content on their own. What they say is essentially generated by scripts. Take @TwoHeadlines,...

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How to conduct a tombola with R

December 21, 2014

Two weeks ago, we announced to raffle off three hardcover versions of our ADCR book among all followers of our Twitter account @RDataCollection. Tomorrow is closing day, so it is high time to present the drawing procedure, which, as a matter of course, is conducted with R. Connecting with Twitter We start with installing the latest version of Jeff Gentry's twitteR...

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