[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.


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