Grab Twitter search data using R and export to a tab delimited file

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In this blog-post, we would see how you can grab Twitter search data using R and then export it to tab delimited file. Here are the steps:

1) First up, if we do not have R – you can install it by following the tutorial: Let’s install R Studio and R on windows machine

2) Instal Package: TwitteR if you haven’t

3) Look at the following code, modify the path in line #4 for write.table:

> require(twitteR)

> tweets <- searchTwitter(“#excel”,n=1500)

> tweetdataframe <- do.call(“rbind”,lapply(tweets,as.data.frame))

> write.table(tweetdataframe,”c:/users/paras/desktop/tweetsaboutexcel.txt”,sep=”t”)

4) so now you have tab delimited file having about 1500 tweets!

1500 tweets R excel tab delimited RStudio code

You can also export the tweets to Excel spreadsheet, SPSS and SAS. Check this out: quick R Exporting Data

Conclusion:

In this blog-post, we saw how you can grab 1500 tweets using R and then export it to a tab delimited file.

9 thoughts on “Grab Twitter search data using R and export to a tab delimited file

  1. Reegan Prabhu G

    tweetdataframe <- do.call(“rbind”,lapply(tweets,as.data.frame))
    Error: unexpected input in "tweetdataframe <- do.call(“"

    help me to solve this error.

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