Code, references, and examples of this project are on Github.
In this post, I’ll describe the soup to nuts process of automating a literature search in Pubmed Central using R.
It feels deeply satisfying to sit back and let the code do the dirty work.
Is it as satisfying as a bowl of red-braised beef noodle soup with melt-in-your-mouth tendons from Taipei’s Yong Kang Restaurant (featured image)?
If you have to do a lit search like this more than once, then I have to say the answer is yes — unequivocally, yes.