2 Introduction

2.1 Packages

The twinetverse includes three packages:

  • rtweet (Kearney 2018)
  • graphTweets (Coene 2019a)
  • sigmajs (Coene 2019b)

Within the context of visualising Twitter interactions, each of the packages listed above fill in a specific need and a distinct step of the network-building process, 1) collecting the data, 2) building the graphs and finally 3) visualising the graphs of said interactions.

In the next chapter, we look at the packages that make up the twinetverse in more depth.


Kearney, Michael W. 2018. Rtweet: Collecting Twitter Data. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=rtweet.

Coene, John. 2019a. GraphTweets: Visualise Twitter Interactions. http://graphTweets.john-coene.com.

Coene, John. 2019b. Sigmajs: Interface to ’Sigma.js’ Graph Visualization Library. http://sigmajs.john-coene.com/.