Mining Publication Data with APIs
- Registration Closed
- Sep 19, 2018 (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
- NIH Library Training Room | Online
- Christopher Belter
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 will offer 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.