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:
> tweets <- searchTwitter(“#excel”,n=1500)
> tweetdataframe <- do.call(“rbind”,lapply(tweets,as.data.frame))
4) so now you have tab delimited file having about 1500 tweets!
You can also export the tweets to Excel spreadsheet, SPSS and SAS. Check this out: quick R Exporting Data
In this blog-post, we saw how you can grab 1500 tweets using R and then export it to a tab delimited file.