[R] What made us so popular Nov 16-20?
murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Tue Nov 29 00:52:29 CET 2005
Our main US mirror is cran.mirrors.pair.com, AKA cran.us.r-project.org.
Pair.com keeps statistics on traffic on the mirror sites, and I got
all excited when I looked at this page:
and saw that CRAN was 5th most popular over the last month, getting more
visitors than Apache, MySQL, OpenOffice, etc. Then I looked at this graph:
and saw that this is likely due to a huge spike in traffic between Nov
16 and 20. Our "visitors" (not sure of the exact definition) went from
the usual <10K/day up to 50-150K/day during that week.
Did we get mentioned somewhere (e.g. Slashdot), or was someone just
experimenting with some automated downloading?
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