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Graphs downloads per day for PyPI packages using gnuplot, because vanity. Usage: ./ packagename
#!/usr/bin/env python
import bz2
import datetime
import os
import sys
import time
import urllib2
import warnings
badclients = (
'FDM 3.x',
def filenames():
date =
while True:
date -= datetime.timedelta(1)
yield time.strftime('%Y-%m-%d', date.timetuple())
def statsfiles(cachedir='.'):
baseurl = ''
for basename in filenames():
fname = os.path.join(cachedir, basename)
yield open(fname, 'r')
except IOError:
print >>sys.stderr, 'Fetching %s...' % (baseurl % basename),
r = urllib2.urlopen(baseurl % basename)
print >>sys.stderr, 'done.'
content = bz2.decompress(
with open(fname, 'w') as f:
yield open(fname, 'r')
def statistics(package, cachedir='.', ignore_clients=[], mindays=0):
stats = {}
for f in statsfiles(cachedir=cachedir):
n = 0
for line in f:
if line.startswith('%s,' % package):
p, dl, client, downloads = line.split(',')
if client not in ignore_clients:
n += int(downloads)
mindays -= 1
if n > 0:
stats[os.path.basename(] = n
elif mindays < 1:
return stats
def gnuplot(package, stats=None, outfile=None, script="""\
set xdata time
set ydata
set timefmt "%%Y-%%m-%%d"
set format x "%%m/%%d"
set xlabel "date"
set ylabel "# of downloads"
set title "Popularity of PyPI package %(package)s"
set x2label "%(total)d downloads total"
set xrange ["%(xrange_min)s":"%(xrange_max)s"]
set yrange [0:*]
set terminal png
set output "%(outfile)s"
plot "%(datfile)s" using 1:2 with lines title ""
if outfile is None:
outfile = package + '.png'
if stats is None:
stats = statistics(package)
with warnings.catch_warnings():
datfile = os.tmpnam()
scriptfile = os.tmpnam()
script %= {'package': package,
'xrange_min': min(stats), 'xrange_max': max(stats),
'outfile': outfile, 'datfile': datfile,
'total': sum(stats.values())}
with open(datfile, 'w') as f:
for key in sorted(stats):
f.write('%s %d\n' % (key, stats[key]))
with open(scriptfile, 'w') as f:
os.system('gnuplot %s' % scriptfile)
if __name__ == '__main__':
for package in sys.argv[1:]:
print "Package", package
stats = statistics(package)
gnuplot(package, stats)
print "Total downloads:", sum(stats.values())
stats = statistics(package, ignore_clients=badclients, mindays=len(stats))
gnuplot(package, stats, outfile='%s.filtered.png' % package)
print "Total downloads (actual):", sum(stats.values())

@Cairnarvon great idea! thanks a lot for sharing


Does this script works anymore? I was trying to get statistics for collective.oaiintercom but I got 404 with few different combinations.

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