[Bioc-devel] Bioconductor stats

Sean Davis seandavi at gmail.com
Tue Jun 27 15:49:05 CEST 2017

On Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 7:34 AM, Lluís Revilla <lluis.revilla at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> I have been looking at the stats of Bioconductor, and I would like to know
> more about how are they calculated.
> Do these stats account for the mirror sites? Are there any stats of the
> usage of mirrors?

Mirrors are not counted.

> I found some packages that for the same month they have downloads in two
> categories. For instance AnnotationDbi has some downloads as experimental
> data package:
> http://bioconductor.org/packages/stats/data-experiment/AnnotationDbi/
> while
> most of the downloads are in the software category (The right one). It
> seems that near 500 packages have downloads in two categories.

I'm not sure on this one.

> The "Nb of distinct IPs" if I understand correctly is for each package and
> month. So if the same IP downloads again the package is listed as a new IP,
> isn't it? I assume that if mirrors are counted either no one downloads the
> same packages from different mirrors in the same IP or that these
> information is shared across mirrors for these stats.

Again, mirrors are not included. I think the distinct IPs are reset per
month for the monthly stats.

> Regards,
> Lluís
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Sean Davis, MD, PhD
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892

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