[Catalog-sig] What is the point of pythonpackages.com?

Alex Clark aclark at aclark.net
Mon Feb 6 04:22:50 CET 2012


On 2/5/12 7:01 PM, PJ Eby wrote:
>
> On Feb 5, 2012 1:48 PM, "Alex Clark" <aclark at aclark.net
> <mailto:aclark at aclark.net>> wrote:
>  > pythonpackages.com <http://pythonpackages.com> considers this to be
> "zero downloads". if there was an API for off-site downloads to report
> back to PyPI then maybe we could use it to report those statistics on
> pythonpackages.com <http://pythonpackages.com>. AFAIK there is currently
> no such thing. (I used to have a tool tip in place that explained this;
> I'll put it back ASAP. crate.io <http://crate.io> has something similar
> in place IIRC.)
>
> Perhaps instead of zero with a tooltip, you could just say "N/A" for
> releases that don't list any files -- or just exclude the download line
> altogether.

Done, e.g. http://pythonpackages.com/info/cdecimal


>
> You do, after all, know whether a release has any files from its PyPI
> data, so you do know the difference between "zero downloads" and
> "unknown downloads".


Well, it's a package that exists for which the API reports zero 
downloads. That means either there has been no release yet, or the 
package does not host its releases on PyPI, IIUC.


Alex


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