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Visualize Foursquare Check-ins with R

You can use this tutorial to visualize foursquare check-ins in the ThinkToStartR package with:

Hey R-Fans! You sure all heard of Foursquare. It has more than 45 million users but it´s potential is not recognized...

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ThinkToStartR package

***ALPHA*** I just started to work on my new package for this blog. This R package will include the code of all my tutorials and will make it accessible with easy function calls. Install...

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Create Twitter Sentiment Word Cloud in R

You can use this tutorial in the ThinkToStartR package  and create your Twitter sentiment word cloud in R with:

  Hey everybody, some days ago I created a wordcloud filled with tweets of...

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Was denkt Twitter über Hoeneß?

            Diese Wordcloud entstand auf Grundlage von 1000 Tweets und einer Sentiment Analyse mit der Datumbox API. Auch wenn nicht jeder Tweet korrekt bewertet sein sollte, gibt es doch ein...

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Using Google BigQuery with R

Hey everybody, this tutorial is about combining two great and powerful tools: R and Google BigQuery. Big Query: So but what is BigQuery? I think Google describes it very well on the developers page:...

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Add a background png image to ggplot2

Hey everybody, this is just a short post but I found it very useful. I want to show you how to add images as a background to your ggplot2 plots. To do so we...

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Download LinkedIn contacts with Python

Hello everybody! This post will be about two new things: Using Python for getting Social Data and working with the LinkedIn API and is based on Matthew A. Russell´s book “Mining the Social Web“....

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Analyze Google+ Posts with R [Update]

Hey everybody, today I show you how you can start working with the Google+ API to analyze Google+ posts with R. We create a personal API key, get our own stats and plot them...