I was recently searching for a way to do some text mining on Twitter Data. I was interested in a tool that has some “library” that helps to fetch twitter data & later, I wanted to create visualization like say word cloud, time series. etc. Turns out that “R” perfectly suited my needs because of libraries/packages such as TwitteR and ggplot2 – And so, I downloaded and installed R and RStudio on my windows machine. Here are the steps (I am using Windows Server 2008 R2 machine 64 bit):
1. Download R for Windows:
2. After downloading it > Install it by leaving all options to default.
3. Download RStudio Desktop for windows:
4. Install RStudio > leave all options to default.
5. Open RStudio > In the Bottom Right Pane, switch to Packages Tab > Click on Install Packages > In the packages box, type in ggplot2 and > click on Install.
5. Check that ggplot2 successfully unpacked and installed > Now similarly install the package: twitteR > make sure it is successfully unpacked and installed.
6. And I quickly created a chart of Twitter UserName vs Number of Tweets for #sqlpass:
we can do much mire but just wanted to show how you can do social media analytics with R!
In this blog post, we saw a step by step process to download and install R and R studio on a windows machine.
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How do i do number 6?
oh. I used ggplot2 package in R, i do not have the Virtual Machine w/ R running right now but if you are not able to find it, let me know – I’ll send you the code. Here’s the official resource: http://ggplot2.org/