searchInstagram: Search public media that mention a specific hashtag, or that...

Description Usage Arguments Details Author(s) See Also Examples

View source: R/searchInstagram.R

Description

searchInstagram retrieves public pictures and video whose caption mentions a given hashtag, or that were sent within a given area, delimited by a set of coordinates and a radius. It returns a data frame with information about each picture or video, and optionally will download all pictures to a specific folder

Usage

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searchInstagram(tag = NULL, token, n = 100, lat = NULL, lng = NULL,
  distance = NULL, folder = NULL, mindate = NULL, maxdate = NULL,
  verbose = TRUE, sleep = 0)

Arguments

tag

Hashtag used to filter media. It is only possible for a single hashtag.

token

An OAuth token created with instaOAuth.

n

Maximum number of media to return.

lat

Latitude of the center search coordinate

lng

Longitude of the center search coordinate

distance

Default is 1km (distance=1000), max distance is 5km.

folder

If different than NULL, will download all pictures to this folder.

mindate

Minimum date for search period

maxdate

Maximum date for search period

verbose

If TRUE (default), outputs details about progress of function on the console.

sleep

Number of seconds between API calls (default is 0).

Details

It is only possible to apply one filter at a time: either search by hashtag OR search by coordinates.

The mindate and maxdata search parameters only work when searching by location, not when searching by tag.

IMPORTANT: After June 1st, 2016 only applications that have passed permission review by Instagram will be allowed to access this API endpoint. See https://www.instagram.com/developer/review/ for more information.

Author(s)

Pablo Barbera [email protected]

See Also

instaOAuth

Examples

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## Not run: 
## See examples for instaOAuth to know how token was created.
## Searching and downloading 100 public media that mention #obama
 load("my_oauth")
 obama <- searchInstagram( tag="obama", token=my_oauth, n=100, folder="obama")
## Searching and downloading pictures sent from Times Square with a minimum date 
## of 2013-12-31 and a maximum date of 2014-01-01
 tsq <- searchInstagram( lat=40.7577, lng=-73.9857, distance=500, 
    token=my_oauth, n=500, folder="timessquare", 
    mindate="2014-12-31", maxdate="2014-01-01")

## End(Not run)

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