6 June 2018

What is Quanteda?

Quanteda is an R package

quanteda is an R package for quantitative text analysis developed by a team based at the LSE.

  • quanteda stands for quantetative analysis of textual data
  • The package offers a set of functions for quantitative text analysis
  • Developed for high consistency and performance
    • Many of the core functions are written in C++ with multi-threading
    • Faster than other R packages (tm or tidytext) and even Python package (gensim)
    • Works with Chinese, Japanese and Korean texts
  • Used by leading political scientists in North America, Europe and Asia
    • Analyze party manifestos, legislative speeches, news articles, social media etc.

Quanteda team