Hi Peter,

Thanks for the response. I'd like to calculate on the fly.  I'm not
sure there's a reason to rewrite data that already exists on the
twitter servers.  The only issue would be if there services weren't

I'm just trying to figure out how to access twitters data on the fly.
Any other ideas?


On Jan 6, 4:16 pm, Peter Denton <petermden...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Kidd,
> Many ways to do this depending on a) do you want to store the data
> somewhere, calculate things, then show the data in a visualization or b)
> calculate on the fly.
> One thing you might consider is writing to a google spreadsheet the data you
> get back from your twitter query. You can use this instead of a DB.
> You can then write very simple queries to the spreadsheet and rapidly
> produce a visualization, among many other cool things. Also, there are a ton
> of cool functions built into spreadsheets so you can do a lot of nifty math
> on the server, then just call results using GQL from the client.
> see:http://code.google.com/apis/visualization/documentation/querylanguage...
> Cheers
> Peter
> On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 3:46 PM, Kidd <jva...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm trying to visualize some data with google visualization and trying
> > to do so without writing another new table.  I want to pull the data
> > directly from twitter using their API and then visualize that data.
> > And any data that comes in after would be updated on-screen.
> > Similar to this.http://www.wattvision.com/house/live?h=263951
> > I'd add some additional views later.
> > thanks

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