[Catalog-sig] Can the 'score' system be explained on PyPI?

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Thu Apr 7 19:15:55 CEST 2011

On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 9:56 AM, Daniel Greenfeld <pydanny at gmail.com> wrote:
> In doing research on Python powered SOAP libraries I was advised to
> check out SUDS. My PyPI search
> (http://pypi.python.org/pypi?%3Aaction=search&term=SOAP&submit=search)
> showed that SUDS has a '2' score.
> Nowhere on the search results page is 'score' explained. Is it how
> likely it turns up in searches? The number of downloads compared to
> everything else? Or... dare I say... the results of a rating system?
> Fixing this one is easy. Just put some text at the top of the search
> page explaining what 'score' means.

There's a title tag on that element, so in most browsers if you let
your cursor hover over it you'll see the following:
Occurrence of search term weighted by field (name, summary, keywords,
description, author, maintainer)


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