How to install twittercollect
- Download and install ActivePython
- Open Command Prompt
pypm install twittercollect
This small module provides the means to consistently collect and process data from Twitter's streaming API.
The authors of this module have no association with Twitter Inc., and offer no warranty or guarantee of continued interoperability with the services offered by Twitter Inc..
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If you're simply looking to collect data, the quick and easy instructions are:
$ mkdir /path/to/twitter/data $ cd /path/to/twitter/data $ twittercollect --bzip2 \
> --user USERNAME > --password PASSWORD > --stream-url STREAM_URL
The process does not daemonize. It is recommended that it be run in a screen session. In a future release this will be changed so that it may be run as a system daemon.
The most-available stream URL is http://stream.twitter.com/1/statuses/sample.json. If you have another agreement with Twitter, substitute the provided URL here. It is also possible to provide the username, password, and URL using environment variables.
The public API can be summed up with just two functions.