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

René Dudfield renesd at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 19:17:05 CEST 2011

Hey hey.

That's the relevance score.  Or how relevant pypi thinks the results are to
your search query.  It could easily be mistaken for other meanings though as
you suggest.  It's kind of common on some websites search features.

Another fix could be: s/Score/Relevance/g


On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 5:56 PM, 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.
> Thanks!
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