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Hacker News visualizations

This repo contains Python and R scripts related to my experiment I wrote about on my blog.

collector.py uses Python3.6 with requests, BeautifoulSoup and lxml to periodically collect JSON snapshots of the Hacker News front page.

analyzer.R uses R with jsonlite and ggplot2 to produce PNG graph images from the produced JSON files.

Rendering the PNGs into a full video then looks like this:
demo video