Notes On Google Trend Data

By Sebastian Warnholz, 0 comments.

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Some notes on querying and reshaping data from Google trends. Most importantly your language in you Google account must be in English. The package relies on some keywords.


usr <- ""  # alternatively store as options() or env.var
psw <- ""              # idem

gconnect(usr, psw)       # stores handle in environment

res <- gtrends(c("Pizza", "Pasta", "Italy"), geo = "IT")

Need some reshaping for using data on cities., 
        lapply(res$cities, function(df) {
          df$query <- names(df)[[2]]
          names(df)[[2]] <- "count"