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Mining Publication Data with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

Many applications in bioinformatics and portfolio analysis require access to large numbers of publication records but retrieving these records through web interfaces can be challenging and time-consuming. Application programming interfaces, or APIs, offer an automated method of retrieving such data sets and parsing them into useable formats for analysis. This course offers a hands-on introduction to APIs in the R programming language. Participants will learn how to set up access to PubMed and Scopus APIs in R and use these APIs to retrieve, parse, and analyze publication data from PubMed and Scopus. Note: This course assumes that you already have a basic understanding of R and RStudio.

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