[Numpy-discussion] A minor milestone

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 21:33:41 EDT 2018


On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 2:31 AM Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 1:19 AM, Hans Dembinski <hans.dembinski at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> On 7. Sep 2018, at 06:33, Nathaniel Smith <njs at pobox.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Looking at https://pypistats.org/packages/numpy , it appears that
> >> August 24 was the last day when numpy had more Python 2 downloads than
> >> Python 3 downloads (maybe ever?).
> >
> > Good news, it is about time.
> >
> > Just out of curiosity, what happened after Jul 27, when the downloads
> doubled?
>
> It turns out the original version of the statistics aggregation
> program crashed constantly and lost tons of data. Donald Stufft
> rewrote it (using my library trio :-)), and deployed it on July 26:
>
>   https://github.com/pypa/linehaul/issues/30
>
> So the old download stats are artifactually low, and from July 26 the
> stats are accurate.
>
>
Thanks for the link. It would be nice to improve the Windows numbers, Linux
is still very dominant. I suppose that might be an artifact of the systems
used by developers as opposed to end users. It would be a different open
source world if Microsoft had always released their compilers for free and
kept them current with the evolving ISO specs.

Chuck
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