Getting Started with Python + IDE

Libraries exist in R and Python for downloading tweets, however the majority of webhosts don’t support R but they do tend to support Python. Since we want to download tweets around the clock then we want the scripts to run on a webhost (the cheaper the better) hence this post on python.

I considered running a server at home but when you consider the electricity bill it actually works out significantly cheaper to use a webhost (saves ~£80 a year).

To get started with Python I’d recommend downloading www.pythonxy.com it’s multi-platform, has a good community and a ton of great packages for scientific analysis.

Visit http://docs.python.org/tutorial/ for a comprehensive tutorial on how to program in python.

 

 

 

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