This is a personal project scraping and analysing data from the Reddit/Sourdough community in 2020.
As a sourdough baker myself, I wanted to explore lockdown baking trends in more detail, see when engagement peaked and what bakers were talking about.
Thanks to pushshift.io I was able to retrieve data from Reddit relatively easily.
The write up of my analysis can be found on my blog.
This project is organised in two different jupyter notebooks.
- Webscraping (data collection)
- Data cleaning and analysis
This project is run on python 3 and a number of python libraries specified in
Users are those who posted a submission in r/Sourdough in 2020. Some users have since then been deleted and are counted as one single [deleted] user.
Unfortunately, the data retrieved through pushshift for submission scores (upvotes) seemed to be incorrect, so could not be used for analysis.
When converting unix timestamp to datetime, I did not account for different timezones of users at the time of their submission. Hence, analysis of submissions by days and hours of the day might be slightly distorted.