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# rAltmetric
This package provides a way to programmatically retrieve altmetric data from [altmetric.com](http://altmetric.com) for any publication with the appropriate identifer. The package is really simple to use and only has two major functions: One (`altmetrics()`) to download metrics and another (`altmetric_data()`) to extract the data into a `data.frame`. It also includes generic S3 methods to plot/print metrics for any altmetric object.
Questions, features requests and issues should go [here](https://github.com/ropensci/rAltmetric/issues/). General comments to [karthik.ram@gmail.com](mailto:karthik.ram@gmail.com).
# Installing the package
A stable version is available from CRAN. To install
```r
install.packages('rAltmetric')
```
## Development version
```r
# If you don't already have the devtools library, first run
install.packages('devtools')
......@@ -115,10 +124,6 @@ metric_data <- ldply(raw_metrics, altmetric_data)
write.csv(metric_data, file = "metric_data.csv")
```
Questions, features requests and issues should go [here](https://github.com/ropensci/rAltmetric/issues/). General comments to [karthik.ram@gmail.com](mailto:karthik.ram@gmail.com). The package is early in development so bug reports are most welcome.
## Further reading
* [Metrics: Do metrics matter?](http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100616/full/465860a.html)
* [The altmetrics manifesto](http://altmetrics.org/manifesto/)
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* [The altmetrics manifesto](http://altmetrics.org/manifesto/)
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