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Twitter API/library integration

I'm interested in comparing social media trends with stock values.

For example, see how the frequency of hashtags, mentions, and individual companies' activity correlate with prices.

Is this possible with quantopian?
I know there is python twitter APIs, but also that quantopian doesn't work with many libraries.

Any thoughts or input is appreciated!

3 responses

Hi Alek,

While this isn't a native builtin dataset on Quantopian, you can do this using the Fetcher tool. You can use the Python Twitter APIs to load data on to your local machine, calculate meta data, and then save it in a .csv file. You can then host that .csv file somewhere public (described in that link), and import it into your Quantopian algorithm.

Let me know if this helps!

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If you have your own dataset, you can use Fetcher as Jamie suggested. If you don't, try using Accern's sentiment data. We integrated their data and you can try it out here: https://www.quantopian.com/data?searchq=sentiment

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Thanks guys! These both seem like a great starting point.

Admittedly I was hoping it would be something easier like just calling a Twitter API library directly, but I'll take what I can get!