A series of scripts to generate thematic bubble lines for subjects queried in the New York Times archive.
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Gexf.class.php
README.md
analyze.php
bubbles.R
bubbles_numbers.R
conf.php
grab.php
network.php

README.md

nytimes_catbubbles

A series of scripts to generate thematic bubble lines and network files using metadata retrieved from the New York Times archive. Use a text query and explore how that query relates to the indexing of the NY Times staff.

For further explanation on what this does, go here: http://thepoliticsofsystems.net/?p=637

Make it work

  1. Get a New York Times search API key here: http://developer.nytimes.com/apps/mykeys

  2. Put all scripts into a folder and set write permissions for everybody

  3. Modify conf.php with your query and your API key

  4. Run grab.php and wait - when finished,

a) to generate the bubble lines:

  1. Run analyze.php (possibly modify value for $minyears) and wait

  2. Modify the .R scripts to use the .csv file you just generated (possibly modify year cutoff)

  3. Run .R scripts

b) to generate a network file (gexf format)

  1. Run network.php and wait