[R] [R-pkgs] scholar 0.1.0 on CRAN

James Keirstead j.keirstead at imperial.ac.uk
Tue Oct 22 16:14:31 CEST 2013

Dear R users,

A new package 'scholar' (version 0.1.0) is now available on CRAN: 

The scholar package provides functions to extract citation data from 
Google Scholar.  In addition to retrieving basic information about a 
single scholar, the package also allows you to compare multiple scholars 
and predict future h-index values based on the method of Acuna et al.  
For example, we can compare the careers of Richard Feynman and Stephen 
Hawking as follows:

    ids <- c('B7vSqZsAAAAJ', 'qj74uXkAAAAJ')
    df <- compare_scholar_careers(ids)
    ggplot(df, aes(x=career_year, y=cites)) + geom_line(aes(linetype=name))

For more information and examples of how to use the package, please see 

Your comments and suggestions would be appreciated.

Best wishes,

Dr James Keirstead
Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Imperial College
South Kensington, London

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