Returns data frame of users data using a provided search query.
search_users(q, n = 20, parse = TRUE, tw = TRUE, token = NULL, verbose = TRUE)
- Query to be searched, used in filtering relevant tweets
to return from Twitter's REST API. Should be a character
string not to exceed 500 characters maximum. Spaces are assumed
to function like boolean "AND" operators. To search for tweets
including one of multiple possible terms, separate search terms
with spaces and the word "OR". For example, the search
query = "data science"searches for tweets using both "data" and "science" though the words can appear anywhere and in any order in the tweet. However, when OR is added between search terms,
query = "data OR science", Twitter's REST API should return any tweet that includes either "data" or "science" appearing in the tweets. At this time, Twitter's users/search API does not allow complex searches or queries targetting exact phrases as is allowed by
- Numeric, specifying the total number of desired users to return. Defaults to 100. Maximum number of users returned from a single search is 1,000.
- Logical, indicating whether to return parsed
(data.frames) or nested list (fromJSON) object. By default,
parse = TRUEsaves users from the time [and frustrations] associated with disentangling the Twitter API return objects.
- Logical indicating whether to return tweets data frame. Defaults to true.
- OAuth token. By default
token = NULLfetches a non-exhausted token from an environment variable. Find instructions on how to create tokens and setup an environment variable in the tokens vignette (in r, send
- Logical, indicating whether or not to output processing/retrieval messages.
Data frame of users returned by query.
## Not run: # # search for 1000 tweets mentioning Hillary Clinton # pc <- search_users(q = "political communication", n = 1000) # # # data frame where each observation (row) is a different user # pc # # # tweets data also retrieved. can access it via tweets_data() # users_data(hrc) # ## End(Not run)
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