Exploring Science on Twitter with IPython Notebook and Python Pandas

Summary

Starting with 13.5 million tweets from 2011 containing the word science: How I’ve explored the way people use ‘science’ on Twitter. The IPython notebook (http://ipython.org/notebook.html) is a great tool for research, allowing me to keep notes about my research interleaved with the python code. In addition, the Pandas python data analysis library (http://pandas.pydata.org/) supports working with large data tables with excellent support for time series data.