[pydotorg-www] Quick webstats question

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Wed Oct 12 01:19:48 CEST 2011


On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 6:13 PM, Noah Kantrowitz <noah at coderanger.net> wrote:
> On Oct 11, 2011, at 4:02 PM, Brian Curtin wrote:
>
>> This seems self explanatory, but I just wanted a quick sanity check
>> before I use these numbers in a report...
>>
>> 1. Open http://www.python.org/webstats/url_201110.html
>> 2. Do a CTRL-F for "/ftp/python/2.7.2/python-2.7.2.msi". The hit count
>> is "163124"
>> 3. Does this mean 163,124 people downloaded that 2.7.2 Windows
>> installer so far this month?
>>
>> The reason I ask is because it would mean we average around 1.5M
>> Windows installers downloaded per month for the last year, unless of
>> course I am misunderstanding what that page means.
>
> That number will also include web crawlers I think, not sure how carefully those are filtered from the logs.
>

Is it safe to assume that all of the download counts will be hit about
the same?  so take the lowest, assume it is 100% crawler traffic,
subtract from the rest, get non crawler traffic.

-- 
Carl K


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