Category Archives: Wikistats Reports

Wikistats upgraded to new page view definition

tl;dr New and upgraded Wikistats data files, reports and charts, with cleaner metrics. Recently Wikimedia Foundation has upgraded its data feeds for hourly page view counts, using a new definition which excludes crawler traffic. These new data are now available from … Continue reading

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New Wikistats report, for once about Wikistats itself

There is a new Wikistats report, which as an exception (and one-off) reports about Wikistats itself. It shows which reports on stats.wikimedia.org are most popular, how many ‘unique’ (sort of) people requested those reports, and how often. To this end all traffic to … Continue reading

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Portal stats.wikimedia.org can now be searched

Wikimedia stats portal stats.wikimedia.org now features more tools and reports than ever (57 and growing). An often heard complaint was that the portal was a bit overwhelming and hard to navigate. Two changes hopefully help you find what you need with … Continue reading

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Monthly page requests, new archives and reports

The compaction of hourly page request files into daily, then daily into monthly is now operational. I fixed and simplified earlier scripts. For Dec 2012 data reduction is as follows: 744 hourly files: 65 Gb compressed 31 daily files: 16 … Continue reading

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Wikipedia page reads, breakdown by region

As we know in some regions of the world people have more easily access to Wikipedia than in others. The majority of reads come from the so called Global North (*). Now is this unbalance between North and South diminishing? Not … Continue reading

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Summary Reports for all Wikimedia Wikis

These weeks I am performing long overdue maintenance on Wikistats. This includes fixing bugs (e.g. Wikibooks en Wikiversity reports were broken for many months). This also includes automation, removing manual steps from the production process. I am also making good … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Reports Filtered By Region

With 270 languages and counting some wikistats reports have become quite unwieldy. If you want to compile a regional report (which for instance is done since several years by Shiju Alex for 22 languages spoken in India) collecting the relevant … Continue reading

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Major error in per country page views stats corrected

Before fix: Sep 09-Jul 10 / After fix   : Nov 09 – Oct 10 Unfortunately I need to announce yet another major correction on page views stats. This time caused by a bug in wikistats scripts. Reports that show page … Continue reading

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Page views anomaly in October resolved

For about 4 weeks, starting September 28, page view stats for Wikimedia wikis were highly inflated. Close inspection revealed this was an artifact caused by a software change. New code for page banner handling generated extra requests to the server … Continue reading

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Wikipedia page edits, a global perspective

In January 2010 I published reports on the global distribution of Wikipedia page views. The reports have different aggregation levels: by country or by language,  yearly average or quarterly trends. A week ago I published a similar set of reports … Continue reading

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