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Use R to connect to twitter and create a wordcloud of your tweets

January 18, 2016
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Use R to connect to twitter and create a wordcloud of your tweets

Recently I wanted to create a wordcloud of my tweets and do further analysis. In this post I am going to show you how to connect to twitter in R and how to make a wordcloud from your tweets. To follow this tutorial, you need a Twitter account. First steps in R Install required libraries … Continue...

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A Graphical Extension of Twitter’s AnomalyDetection Package

January 2, 2016
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A Graphical Extension of Twitter’s AnomalyDetection Package

My New Year’s resolution is to make more than one blog post in 2016. I’m halfway to my minimum goal as of January 2nd so things are looking good. Background Twitter released a new R package earlier this year named AnomalyDetection (link to Github). The Github goes into a bit more detail, but at a high-level it uses a Seasonal...

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Plotting Twitter Data

January 1, 2016
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Plotting Twitter Data

I’ve only just come to realize some social media sites allow you to download your entire historical activity in one large data file. I don’t know about other sites, but i’m aware that twitter does give you the option to download … Continue reading →

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A (not too talkative) twitterbot is born

December 28, 2015
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A (not too talkative) twitterbot is born

Twitter bots One of my holiday projects was to get my head around how Twitter bots work, and the best (only?) way of course is to make one. Apparently about one in seven Twitter accounts is a computer program rather than a human user (although of course there are humans behind, and responsible, for all the robots). ...

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How to create a Twitter Sentiment Analysis using R and Shiny

December 26, 2015
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How to create a Twitter Sentiment Analysis using R and Shiny

Everytime you release a product or service you want to receive feedback from users so you know what they like and what they don’t. Sentiment Analysis can help you. I will show you how to create a simple application in R and Shiny to perform Twitter Sentiment Analysis in real-time. I use RStudio. We will

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Analyzing “Twitter faces” in R with Microsoft Project Oxford

December 21, 2015
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Analyzing “Twitter faces” in R with Microsoft Project Oxford

Introduction In my previous blog post I used the Microsoft Translator API in my BonAppetit Shiny app to recommend restaurants to tourists. I’m getting a little bit addicted to the Microsoft API’s, they can be fun to use :-). In … Continue reading →

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Downloading your twitter feed in R

December 6, 2015
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The twitteR library is one of the most comprehensive R bindings for an API that I have ever seen. Thanks a million to Jeff Gentry for authoring and maintaining it. It took me a while to get to know it and I thought I'd share a little trick here. I recently wanted to trace the generation of my...

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Twitter at conferences

November 22, 2015
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Twitter at conferences

I have been happily tweeting the BioMedBridges meeting in Hinxton last week using the #lifesciencedata hashtag, along with more than 100 others, though a small subset was really active. A lot has been published about using Twitter at conference, like t...

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Three New #rstats Twitter Bots To Follow

September 6, 2015
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I engage with the Stack community quite a bit and was super-happy @treycausey made the Stack Overflow #rstats bot (@StackOverflowR) since I’m also on Twitter alot (mostly hanging out in #rstats these days). However, #rstats questions exist in other Stack watering holes, like the Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange. Cross Validated and the fledgling Data

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Visualizing Twitter history with streamgraphs in R

August 30, 2015
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I was exploring ways to visualize my Twitter history, and ended up creating this interactive streamgraph of my 20 most used hashtags in Twitter: The graph shows how my Twitter activity has varied a lot. The top three hashtags are #datascience, #rstats and #opendata (no surprises there). There are also event-related hashtags that show up only once, such as...

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