Google Citation Parser

Scrapes Google Citation pages and creates data frames of citations over time.

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The goal of gcite is to scrape Google Citation pages and creates word clouds.


You can install gcite from github with:

# install.packages("devtools")


gcite 0.10.0

  • Fixing the gcite_username fails with new Google HTML.

gcite 0.9.3

  • Corrected author data if patents, not articles.
  • Changed examples to authors with fewer papers for speed of example.

gcite 0.9.1

  • Fixed errors with certain graphs on main page.

gcite 0.8.1

  • New version to CRAN.

  • Fixed changes to the Google Scholar page.

  • Added a file to track changes to the package.

Reference manual

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0.10.1 by John Muschelli, 2 years ago

Browse source code at

Authors: John Muschelli [aut, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-3 license

Imports xml2, httr, rvest, stats, pbapply, data.table, wordcloud, tm, graphics

Suggests covr, testthat, spelling

See at CRAN