I am working on my Master’s thesis, in which I am trying to do predictive analysis from historical Twitter data. My application for the premium beta sandbox API has been accepted, so now I am trying to get started. However, I am wondering what is the best way to connect to the API? Currently, I am using R in Rstudio, however I am not finding all the search functionality as is available on the Twitter advanced search. Basically, this is what I need to do:
- Collect tweets between certain dates which match a specific hashtag
- Exclude tweets which contain certain words
So for example, on the advanced search operators it could look something like "#iPhoneX -win -giveaway -buy -sell since:2017-10-01 until:2017-12-01 lang:en. "
Also, I have made several requests today in R, however on my dev dashboard, it shows that no requests have been made. Does this mean that my premium account is not connected to the app keys and tokens I’ve been using?
Any advice on where/how to get started using the API would be extremely helpful, as most of the information I find online is aimed at more experienced developers. Thanks in advance!