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virtualbox and vagrant installation and configuration problems

Please I need your help.
I bought The book Mining the Social Web 2nd edition in order to get for some starting point for my capstone project. I am about to set up environment as instructed by the author of the book. I have installed the virtualbox 4.3.20-96997-win and installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit as a guest system. After that I installed vagrant 1.7.2 . I cloned the (using git clone)the Mining-the-Social-Web-2nd-Edition from github but unfortunately when run the command "vagrant up" I found the following error mmessage:

The provider 'virtualbox' that was requested to back the machine
'default' is reporting that it isn't usable on this system. The
reason is shown below:

Vagrant could not detect VirtualBox! Make sure VirtualBox is properly installed.
Vagrant uses the VBoxManage binary that ships with VirtualBox, and requires
this to be available on the PATH. If VirtualBox is installed, please find the
VBoxManage binary and add it to the PATH environmental variable.
After I that i tried to manually add the path in the path environment variable as C:\Program Files\Oracle\Virtualbox\VBoxManage as suggested by many people in the forum but still no success
Please can any one provide help to me. I have been running in this trouble for about a week.
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  • Hello Sahabi,

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  • Hi Sahabi,

    Can you give me the exact path on your system where you can see the VBoxManage binary?
    It sounds like the path you entered is either incorrect or didn't get added in the right place.

    Best regards,
    Chris Olson
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  • Hi Chris,
    Thank you very much. I was able to fix the problem myself yesterday night after working on it for about a week.
    However, I still need your advice if possible.
    Please I am a student at Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, New York. I am doing my capstone project titled "use of twitter social media in promoting democracy in Nigeria Republic through political campaign and election monitoring". While surfing the web, I came across the wonderful book "Mining the social web 2nd Edition" and I bought a copy from O'reilly. I tried to follow the appendix A instructions and the video to configure an ipython notebook. It has taken me about a week to get it work. Thank God now it is working fine and i am playing with it to get my hands on the different concepts.
    I design my capstone project as follows:
    First of all I am planning to get all Nigerian twitter users accounts. After that I would like to stream their tweets for about 4 to 5 months(i.e 3 months prior the general elections and a month after it). When I get all these I want to construct a classifier that after I trained it will be able to go through all the tweets and classify them based on whether they are related to political campaign or not. After that I would like to construct another classifier that will take these political campaign/elections tweets and classify them into three classes or categories: class 1 for candidate-1; class 2 for candidate-2 and class 3 for minor parties. When all this will be done I want to display using a map:
    1- the distribution of twitter users across the country,
    2- the distribution of twitter users who posted tweets about political campaign or election
    3-distribution of twitter users who support the three candidates.
    Please I need your advice for ways in which I can successfully achieve my project goals.
    I would also like to know if there is an easy way using the twitter API to stream user accounts of a specific region or country.
    On the other side the geo attribute is not sometimes enabled therefore it is not all the tweets that contain the longitude and latitude attributes. Is there any way to easily allocate the geo coordinates to the tweets after they are streamed?
    Lastly I would like to know if there is a way to stream historical or archived tweets because I need tweets for about four months.

    NB: I am sorry for my English because you may probably not get clearly what I meant in the explanation above. I am a French speaker.
    Best regards!
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  • Hi Sahabi,

    Great, I'm glad you were able to get that working.

    Unfortunately, we're not able to give advice on your project here. You might want to ask for help in a Twitter forum, such as - https://twittercommunity.com/

    Best regards,
    Chris Olson
    O'Reilly Book Support
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