Use tweepy search API. But get much fewer result than I search on the website. Why?


#1
for result in tweepy.Cursor(api.search, q = "www.nature.com", count = 100).items(): count = count + 1 print count There's only 11 results by using tweepy search API. But when I search at https://twitter.com/search, it returns much more results! Why??

#2

Hello,

The Search API that Tweepy is using here is not a complete index of all Tweets, but instead an index of recent Tweets (up to between 6 and 9 days). This explains the difference you are seeing with Twitter.com.

Read more on [node:203].


#3

I’m a student from Stanford. I’m using tweepy search api on my research. Is there any approach to let me get all results? Thank you.