Posted by: bluesyemre | April 30, 2012

An R Script to Automatically download PubMed Citation Counts By Year of Publication

 

PubMed hits by year -- looking at publications trends for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic therapy, Psychoanalytic therapy and Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors
  • I believe there’s some information to be gained from looking at publication trends over time. But it’s really troublesome to do it by hand; fortunately it’s not so troublesome to do it in R statistical software. Though, data like these should be interpreted with extreme caution. I tried to use the RISmed-package to query PubMed, but found it to be really unreliable. Instead my script is querying PubMed’s E-Utilities using RCurl and XML.

http://bit.ly/I8GmFU


Responses

  1. I just like the helpful information you supply in your articles.
    I will bookmark your weblog and test once more here frequently.
    I’m slightly sure I’ll learn many new stuff proper here!
    Good luck for the next!

    Like


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: