[Haskell-cafe] How to estimate number of downloads of GHC or Haskell Platform?
michael at snoyman.com
Sat May 9 18:00:14 UTC 2015
Sure, I'd be happy to. Note that we've only been tracking the downloads for
a few weeks. Columns are the week, download counts, and byte counts.
GHC 7.8.4, 64-bit:
1Apr 06, 2015302,879,486,2062Apr 13, 201519911,212,936,5803Apr 20,
20156,14389,234,097,0004Apr 27, 20152,09664,599,329,3435May 04,
GHC 7.8.3, 32-bit:
1Apr 06, 20151,28850,439,004,9092Apr 13, 20151,65751,241,906,6873Apr 20,
2015571,412,117,2514Apr 27, 20153933,265,847,2625May 04, 201525618,158,870
GHC 7.8.4, 32-bit:
1Apr 06, 2015152,571,3692Apr 13, 2015451,614,425,6433Apr 20,
201570818,985,387,4194Apr 27, 201538213,855,185,5375May 04,
There are approximately 2000 total downloads for 7.10 in this period as
On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 8:14 PM Gershom B <gershomb at gmail.com> wrote:
> The ubuntu popularity contest (from people who opt-in to report their
> package installs) has 11963 installs of GHC. (http://popcon.ubuntu.com/)
> I don’t know the right factor to scale that to “total installs across
> ubuntu” or better yet “total installs across various linux distros” but I
> would be curious to know.
> We may want to keep better and more uniform logs than we do
> (infrastructure volunteers welcome!). However, a crude grep on what we do
> have (going back through March 17) yields 91857 hits to urls prefixed
> "platform/download/2014.2.0.0/" So one can scale that out over a longer
> period of time if necessary. I’m sure that this is a low estimate as there
> is some interaction with our CDNs.
> The downloads page itself on haskell.org, over that same 52 day period,
> has 29456 hits (suggesting to me that many people probably hit the
> /platform page and access the installers from elsewhere than the
> haskell.org/downloads page itself).
> I don’t have statistics available for the minimal installers hosted
> elsewhere, including MinGHC and GHC for OS X (and in fact one disadvantage
> of the latter being hosted on github is that download statistics are
> impossible). Perhaps fpcomplete, which hosts MinGHC, could provide
> statistics for that.
> Hope that helps.
> On May 6, 2015 at 10:25:10 AM, Norman Ramsey (nr at cs.tufts.edu) wrote:
> > For a review, I'm trying to get a rough estimate of how many times GHC
> > or the Haskell Platform have been downloaded. Although I'm sure I've
> > seen this information graphed over time at workshops, my web-search
> > skills are not turning up anything. I'd be quite happy to get an
> > estimate to within a factor of ten.
> > Can anyone suggest any sources, or a good way to estimate this number?
> > Norman
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