[R] Question about searchTwitter{twitteR}

Amos B. Elberg amos.elberg at gmail.com
Sun Sep 7 23:19:10 CEST 2014

Twitter tweets aren't a stable database. I wouldn't expect the search results to stay stable, as tweets are retweeted, deleted, accounts are closed, privacy settings adjusted, etc.  And if there are more than 1000 results, I don't know that twitter is internally ordered so you'd get the same set of results each time you run the same search. 

> On Sep 7, 2014, at 10:20 AM, Axel Urbiz <axel.urbiz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> The function searchTwitter() with the arguments supplied as below would
> give me a different number of results on different days I run this code.
> Maybe it is my lack of understanding about what the date arguments are
> supposed to do in this function, but I would think I should be getting the
> same tweets?
> tweets <- searchTwitter('my text search',
>                                    n = 1000,
>                                    since = '2013-09-01',
>                                    until = '2014-08-31')
> Thanks,
> Axel.
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