Pypi (Cheeseshop) Score - derivation of ?

Ben Finney ben+python at
Thu Nov 25 03:54:14 CET 2010

shearichard <shearichard at> writes:

> Hi - Anyone know how the score offered by Pypi is derived ?

Specifically, the score offered in response to a search query.

> For instance in ...
> ... 'bud.nospam 1.0.1' has a score of 9 but 'pydspam 1.1.9' has a
> score of 7.
> Where are those numbers from and what do they mean ?

They are the relevance of the result to that particular search query. I
don't know the scale of the score or how it's derived, but that's the
intended meaning AFAIK.

I think a better term than “score” could be chosen; perhaps you could
submit a bug report against PyPI.

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