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F# Deep Dives by Edited by Tomas Petricek and Phillip Trelford

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Chapter 5. Understanding social networks

Evelina Gabasova

Social networks play an important role in our society. When we look at the community of people who are using F#, Twitter plays an important role. People communicate and make interesting posts on Twitter. In this chapter, I’ll go through a basic exploratory analysis of a part of the F# community that is active on Twitter.

Social network analysis is helpful in analyzing how groups work, the relations within groups, and how information spreads within a community of people. It can also help you identify people who are important or influential within a community.

Throughout this chapter, you’ll download data from Twitter with help from the F# JSON type provider. Then we’ll look at the structure ...

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