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Eleanor Rigby Robot

What is this?

See the tracking issue in my About repository.

Eleanor Rigbot, searching for tweets

That will fit in the scheme of this rhyme

What will it find?

Running the bot

You can install and launch the application using:

python setup.py install
python launch_rigbot.py

or cf push it to Cloud Foundry using the manifest.yml file.

The following environment variables must be set to authenticate with the Twitter API (e.g. using cf set-env <app> <var> <value>):

  • TWITTER_API_KEY
  • TWITTER_API_SECRET
  • TWITTER_ACCESS_TOKEN
  • TWITTER_ACCESS_TOKEN_SECRET

See the Tweepy Authentication tutorial for more information.

For additional configuration, you can pass arguments to the launch script:

usage: launch_rigbot.py [-h] [--verbose]
                        [--location SW_LON SW_LAT NE_LON NE_LAT] [--version]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --verbose, -v         set the logging level to DEBUG for more output
  --location SW_LON SW_LAT NE_LON NE_LAT, -l SW_LON SW_LAT NE_LON NE_LAT
                        specify a location to filter (defaults to Liverpool)
  --version             show program's version number and exit

Development

To install for development, install the package and all of its requirements with:

pip install -r requirements.txt
python setup.py develop

You can run the tests with:

python setup.py test

Matching other phrases

If you would like to match a different phrase, you can use the PhraseMatcher to create an alternate matcher. For example:

# https://www.flickr.com/places/info/12591829
napoli = [13.8509, 40.5360, 14.6697, 41.0201]

# "when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie"
that_is_amore = PhraseMatcher((3, 3, 3, 3), (None, 'a', None, 'a'))

start_listening(napoli, that_is_amore)
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