You did it!

Congrats!!! You’ve finished our tutorial, and are now officially hooked to make.


Well, all fun aside, we hope you found this tutorial useful.

Of course, this is just one way in which to increase your research productivity. Here on, we have more stuff available, so take your time to browse the page.

Oh, and to be complete, here’s a summary of what you’ve learnt.

Thanks for following through! Good job!


Can you believe you all did this? See below for the (long list)

  • You’ve cloned our GitHub template for a reproducible textmining workflow (
  • You’ve verified your software setup (and probably spent a lot of time fixing it!)
  • You’ve downloaded our template and ran your first workflow, simply by typing make (or previewing it with make -n)
  • Now the serious business started: you modified our scripts. Among others, you
    • removed the prototyping condition and parsed the entire data set
    • parsed more attributes (.get('user').get('screen_name')), and added more text mining metrics (e.g., word count - for a great overview about using text mining for research, see here[^1])
    • you even changed the URL of the actual data set to use and reproduced your analysis on that different dataset
    • modified R scripts and an RMarkdown document.

Curious for more?

  1. Mecklenburg, R. (2004). Managing Projects with GNU Make: The Power of GNU Make for Building Anything. O’Reilly Media, Inc. ↩︎