What? Use the form above to query Google Scholar. Start with a simple author query, e.g.
alan turing. Results will be processed to compute and visualize the corresponding H index (and other metrics). Note that since Google does not serve more than 1000 results for any query, the output might be partial in some cases...
How? The service is implemented in Python. The latest source code is freely available under the GNU General Public License (GPL), version 2.
Why? This service was created to illustrate how hard it is to compute the "right" index for a particular person. It is not intended as a tool to compute other people's index but rather as a way of understanding - and possibly arguing against - other people's computations of one's index.
Who? Comments, suggestions and questions should be sent to Nicolas Roussel (email@example.com).