[Bioc-devel] Download numbers

Herve Pages hpages at fhcrc.org
Tue Nov 11 04:11:18 CET 2008

Hi Steffen,

Yes, as Patrick said, this is almost ready. We wanted to make sure the stats
we have generated are correct before we disclose them (we had to troubleshoot
some issues with our Apache and Squid access logs for bioconductor.org first).

I'll make the stats public and announce here in the next days. Thanks for your


Steffen Neumann wrote:
> Hi BioC-infrastructure-maintainers,
> recently someone asked me whether BioC has 
> a download counter for the packages, which comes in 
> very handy if you want to know your user base
> (and for writing grant applications).
> So I propose to add download counters
> for the binary and source tarballs 
> on the package pages http://bioconductor.org/packages/2.3/bioc/html/package.html
> One'd have to discuss (or simply define :-)
> whether these are grant totals, or by-version, 
> by-month, and/or by-architecture etc. 
> Currently there are only few bioc mirrors, 
> so I'd expect the numbers from bioc.org log files 
> to be a) a lower bound and b) not too far off 
> the actual download rates.
> Yours,
> Steffen

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