In week eight, we focus on extracting data on interaction networks between Twitter users from JSON files collected through Twitter’s API using Python. In a second step, we perform some simple description of the resulting network using the R package igraph. Kolaczyk & Csárdi (2014) offers an excellent introduction to the statistical description of networks while McKinney (2012) offers a very helpful primer on how to use Python for data manipulation.
Code Example Session 8
Eric D. Kolaczyk & Gábor Csárdi (2014). “Descriptive Analysis of Network Graph Characteristics” Statistical Analysis of Network Data with R. Springer. (pp. 43-67)