Hey guys.
I have an assignment due tomorrow regarding Twitter API.

I have a data set which has different tweets and their information etc.

I'm trying to find out how many total of the tweets is a retweet.

There is a column header called "is_retweet" which has values either TRUE or FALSE.

I just want to write a simple piece of a code that adds up all of the TRUE values and returns an answer.

Would really appreciate some assistance.,

Regards.

Hi @babyspitz , welcome to RStudio Community.

Let me give you a hint. R internally represents the boolean values `TRUE`

and `FALSE`

as 1 and 0 respectively. So by using the right arithmetic operator, you should be able to get your answer.

babyspitz:

tomorrow

babyspitz:

tweets

appreciate the hint.
still wouldn't know how to do it even if they were all as 1's.
have been searching google but can't find what I need.

Rather than searching Google, try and think through the problem.

You have a column `is_retweet`

in your data frame that is represented as 1s and 0s. What happens if you total the values across the entire column?

Hello babyspitz, please familiarise yourself with FAQ: Homework Policy for the future.
In the short term, please read and try the examples here:

Sum function in R - sum(), is used to calculate the sum of vector elements. Syntax for R sum function : sum(x, na.rm = FALSE, ...) x – numeric vector rm- ...

Est. reading time: 4 minutes

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