A summary of the tweets generated at CarpentryCon 2018, Dublin

To complete the CarpentryCon report, I analyzed the tweets with the “#CarpentryCon2018” hashtag or that mentioned “@CarpentryCon” using the rtweet R package by Michael W. Kearney. The source code used is available from GitHub and is based on the analyses of tweets generated during the Evolution conference in 2015 and 2017. This analysis would not also be possible without the tidytext and the tidyverse packages.

The figures seem to reflect the feeling participants expressed during the conference. The Carpentries is about the great people making up our community and this is reflected in the word cloud, and the most commonly associated words. The sentiment analysis shows very little use of words associated with negativity (and the ones used seem to be from people who could not attend the event), but instead highlight the positive experience of the participants.

If you have other ideas to analyze the tweets, leave them in the comments!

Basic summary

  • Total number of tweets with the #CarpentryCon2018 hashtag between 2018-05-26 18:30:25, and 2018-06-05 16:29:25: 2574
  • Total of original tweets (no retweets): 772.
  • Number of users who tweeted: 326.

Tweets timeline

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The 5 most favorited tweets

The 5 most retweeted tweets

Top users

All generated tweets (including retweets)

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Only for original tweets (retweets excluded)

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Most favorited/retweeted users

The figures below only include users who tweeted 5+ times, and don’t include retweets.

Number of favorites received by users

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Number of retweets received by users

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Mean numbers of favorites received

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Mean numbers of retweets received

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Word cloud

The top 100 words among the original tweets.

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Most used emojis

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Most commonly associated words

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Sentiment analysis

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Dialogue & Discussion