Because of the huge number of existing toolboxes & helpful projects, Python is the langage of choice when it comes to data analysis and NLP.
Symfony is a powerful framework to built web applications but also web-oriented command line utilities. In this project, it's used in the back-in-time scrapper.
Thanks to its JSON-based format, MongoDB allows us to store tweets efficiently, keeping the stored data closest to what we can actually get from the API.
Hacking & Bootstrapping
Jupyter (formerly IPython Notebook) is a in-browser notebook to write and test code on-the-fly, allowing fast testing of ideas and efficient tinkering.
Webdesign & Rendering
Pelican is a fast, reliable Python tool to render static websites.
Bootstrap is the most popular webdesign framework, also used on this site.
LaTeX & Beamer
LaTeX is the perfect companion to write docs and it's used extensively in there (from docs to figures).
To keep things clean and easy to deploy on new machines, the project's assets are packed in containers and managed with Docker.