An important milestone for VOSON Dashboard: the package is now available via the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) -a network of ftp and web servers around the world that store identical, up-to-date, versions of code and documentation for R.
R is a freely available language and environment for statistical computing and graphics supported by the R Foundation for Statistical Computing. The R language is widely used among statisticians, social scientists and data scientists for developing statistical software and data analysis.
Developed for social science research, VOSON Dashboard facilitates the collection and analysis of networks and text data, obtained from social media sources (Twitter, Youtube and Reddit). Social media network and text data collection is performed using the vosonSML R package. VOSON Dashboard builds on a number of R packages, in particular igraph (for network analysis).
VOSON Dashboard provides an easy to use interface, to allow users with diverse programming skills to conduct data collection and analysis within the R environment. VOSON Dashbord was designed as a teaching and reserching tool and its development was funded by the ANU Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Enhancement Grant.
Bryan Gertzel is the lead developer and maintainer of VOSON Dashboard, with Robert Ackland also contributing to the software development. Find documentation here.