scholarNetwork: Visualizing Google Scholar Network
Developed by Cheng-Jun Wang & Lingfei Wu
scholarNetwork is a python package for crawling and visualizing the co-author network of Google Scholar.
To use it, you must have access to Google Scholar, and you would also install beautifulsoup4 and networkx during the installation process.
Install from pypi using pip or easy_install
pip install scholarNetwork
from scholarNetwork import scholarNetwork import matplotlib.pyplot as plt import networkx as nx ## The seed of crawler seed = 'https://scholar.google.nl/citations?user=nNdt_G8AAAAJ&hl=en&oe=ASCII' ## How many nodes do you want to visulize? Always start with a small one. Nmax = 21 ## Get the graph g g = scholarNetwork.getGraph(seed, Nmax) ## plot the network pos=nx.spring_layout(g) #setup the layout nx.draw(g, pos, node_shape = 'o', edge_color = 'gray', width = 0.5, with_labels = True, arrows = True) plt.show()
Of course, you can get a much larger graph to see what’s happening around you, just to change the value of Nmax. However, you have to be patient to wait for much longer time.