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

Director, SAS User Engagement

+Chris Hemedinger is the Director of SAS User Engagement, which includes our SAS Communities and SAS User Groups. 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

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  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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