[Bioc-devel] Download stats for Feb/2011?

cstrato cstrato at aon.at
Sat Feb 19 18:56:10 CET 2011

Dear Martin,

Thank you for your reply, you are right with the distinct IPs downloads. 
The high  downloads of different packages is still conspicuous (a 
statistical outlier) but I must agree that it is not so strange as the 
biomaRt outlier.

Best regards

On 2/19/11 5:18 PM, Martin Morgan wrote:
> On 02/19/2011 07:44 AM, cstrato wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> Looking at the download stats of my package xps I was astonished to see
>> that it was downloaded 692 times which is twice as high as usually, but
>> by only 57 distinct IPs which is about twice as low as usually.
>> Looking at the download stats for other packages I realized that the
>> same strange pattern of download stats, very high overall downloads vs
>> low downloads by distinct IPs is true for many other packages.
>> Does someone have an explanation for this strange download pattern in
>> February?
> Worth remembering that these stats are summaries of the server logs at
> FHCRC; they exclude mirrors and can reflect whatever weirdness the
> internet might concoct.
> February is only half done so I think that's the distinct IP answer; the
> total downloads could be any of a number of reasons, for instance
> biomaRt was very popular in September 2010, when what appears from their
> IP address to be many nodes in a HPC cluster somewhere in the US midwest
> decided that they needed to repeatedly install biomaRt.
> A more complete answer will take a little digging...
> Martin
>> Best regards
>> Christian
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