Friday, December 20, 2013
Simplest Twitter data gathering & initial analysis
I’ve been trying to lower the barriers for entry into data mining & analysis, and think that I’m at the end of the rainbow thanks to code from Mining the Social Web and the Wakari platform that you can check out here: https://www.wakari.io/sharing/bundle/jwsy/Mining%20the%20Social%20Web%20in%20Wakari
Creating an account, executing the notebook, and analyzing data takes _under a minute_ if you have Twitter API keys handy.
The code adapted from the first chapter of Mining the Social Web takes you from nothing to analyzing the lexicographical diversity of tweets, and if that piques your interest, there’s a lot more where it came from at http://miningthesocialweb.com/ like this recent post about analyzing the Amazon Prime Air Twitter reaction: http://nbviewer.ipython.org/github/ptwobrussell/Mining-the-Social-Web-2nd-Edition/blob/master/ipynb/__Understanding%20the%20Reaction%20to%20Amazon%20Prime%20Air.ipynb