Twurl on Windows


Katy likes to get her hands on interesting data. Recently, it’s been Twitter data among other things. Here are the steps I recently followed to get Twurl working on her Windows laptop.

Next, we can run some Twitter search queries. Here’s the search example tweaked a little so it actually works:

Notice how I’ve surrounded the URL with double quotes: this is necessary since the & character has special meaning on most operating systems including Windows.

This command will generate a blob of JSON. You can save this to a file as follows:

This will create a file named nasa.json. You can pretty-print this JSON to the command prompt using a little Ruby script as follows:

A roughly equivalent Python script might be:

Note that this only returns the first 15 tweets. Here’s a bigger Python script that will handle the pagination for you:

Done for now.

Tags: Twurl, Twitter, Windows

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