Twitter and SAS, together again


Last year I posted a method to "mine" Twitter tweets for public sentiment after the vice-presidential debate. Patrick McLeod (University of Texas) recently posted an article showing how he adapted the method to analyze a category of tweets with the #iranelection tag.

You can do fancier tricks with SAS and Twitter if you really get into it, but a FILENAME statement and some XML mapping is a pretty low barrier to entry, don't you think?


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Chris Hemedinger

Senior Manager, SAS Online Communities

+Chris Hemedinger is the manager of SAS Online Communities. Since 1993, Chris has worked for SAS as an author, a software developer, an R&D manager and a consultant. Inexplicably, Chris is still coasting on the limited fame he earned as an author of SAS For Dummies.  He also hosts the SAS Tech Talk webcasts each year from SAS Global Forum, connecting viewers with smart people from SAS R&D and the impressive work that they do.

1 Comment

  1. Tom McGuinness on

    This works well, except that the author field is never populated. I have done some looking around to see if it's an XML issue, but can't find any leads.

    Any ideas anyone?

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