[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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