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Analysing the Twitter Mentions Network

June 1, 2015
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Analysing the Twitter Mentions Network

By Douglas Ashton, Consultant One of the big successes of data analytics is the cultural change in how business decisions are being made. There is now wide spread acceptance of the role that data science has to play in decision … Continue reading →

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Analyzing R-Bloggers’ posts via Twitter

May 18, 2015
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Analyzing R-Bloggers’ posts via Twitter

For those who don’t know, every time a new blog post gets added to R-Bloggers, it gets a corresponding tweet by @Rbloggers, which gets seen by Rbloggers’ ~20k followers fairly fast. And every time my post gets published, I can’t help but check up on how many people gave that tweet some Twitter love, ie. “favorite”d or...

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Randomly Sample Twitter Followers in R

April 27, 2015
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Randomly Sample Twitter Followers in R

So yesterday, I set up an #AmazonGiveaway for my new R book at https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/ea32d421d8d7672d — but I had my 10 year old input the number that will determine every nth person who gets the printed

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Ideologia de Políticos usando o Twitter

March 16, 2015
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Ideologia de Políticos usando o Twitter

Utilizando dados do twitter, sua API e o R, resolvi estimar ideologia de políticos importantes no cenário nacional.A ideia é  calcular "Pontos ideais" levando em consideração os seguidores das contas do twitter de cada Político.Estimar "Ideal Points" não é uma ideia nova e a interpretação do que de fato significam essas estimativas ainda são pontos de discussão. Entretanto, não...

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Playing around with #rstats twitter data

Playing around with #rstats twitter data

As a bit of weekend fun, I decided to briefly look into the #rstats twitter data that Stephen Turner collected and made available (thanks!). Essentially, this data set contains some basic information about over 100,000 tweets that contain the hashtag… Continue reading →

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How Twitter Improved my Ecological Model

February 26, 2015
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How Twitter Improved my Ecological Model

For a last couple weeks I’ve been working on a marine ecosystem model using a technique called Inverse Modeling(1)I’ll be sure to do a writeup on what Inverse Modeling is and what makes it interesting in the future.; and while there’s been lots of progress, I’m starting to get to the point where the model takes some

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Programming a Twitter bot – and the rescue from procrastination

January 19, 2015
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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...

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Twitter’s new R package for anomaly detection

January 7, 2015
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Twitter’s new R package for anomaly detection

For Twitter, finding anomalies — sudden spikes or dips — in a time series is important to keep the microblogging service running smoothly. A sudden spike in shared photos may signify an "trending" event, whereas a sudden dip in posts might represent a failure in one of the back-end services that needs to be addressed. To detect such anomalies,...

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Twitter’s R package for detecting breakouts in time series

November 24, 2014
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Twitter’s R package for detecting breakouts in time series

With so many more devices and instruments connected to the "Internet of Things" these days, there's a whole lot more time series data available to analyze. But time series are typically quite noisy: how do you distinguish a short-term tick up or down from a true change in the underlying signal? To solve this problem, Twitter created the BreakoutDetection...

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Twitter Pop-up Analytics

October 20, 2014
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Twitter Pop-up Analytics

IntroductionSo I've been thinking a lot lately. Well, that's always true. I should say, I've been thinking a lot lately about the blog. When I started this blog I was very much into the whole quantified self thing, because it was new to me, I liked the...

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