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Gephi Cookbook by Devangana Khokhar

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Exploring social networks – Twitter's mentions and retweets dataset

Twitter is one social network that is explored the most by researchers. The sort of data that is available on Twitter makes it a lucrative source for social network analysis. In this recipe, we are going to consider a small dataset of Twitter's mentions and retweet and explore it in Gephi.

Getting ready

Download Twitter's mentions and retweet dataset from the URL http://rankinfo.pkqs.net/twittercrawl.dot.gz. Unzip the dataset to start exploring it. You may want to make sure that you use a powerful system to build this visualization. This dataset is a pretty large dataset and requires a considerable amount of memory. Insufficient memory may lead to the system crashing.

How to do it… ...

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