piwheels stats 2019Q2Posted by Ben Nuttall
In the period of April – June 2019, 1,681,550 packages were downloaded from piwheels, bringing the total to 9,384,908. This has saved 24 years 8 months in the period, and 94 years 1 month in total!
Each month had over 500,000 downloads :
which saved around 8 years:
9 April had the highest number of downloads with 23,719.
The top 10 downloads were:
- pycparser (242,475)
- tensorflow (46,592)
- MarkupSafe (38,233)
- future (35,954)
- opencv-python (33,262)
- paho-mqtt (30,222)
- aiohttp (28,105)
- PyYAML (27,831)
- RPi.GPIO (25,723)
- voluptuous-serialize (25,465)
Raspbian still dominates usage with over 94%:
armv7l (Pi 2/3 platform) is still a majority architecture with over 88% usage, with armv6l (Pi 1/Zero) taking just 8.5%. The combined Arm architecture takes over 91% of all usage:
Python version usage changes more over time. As Q2 ended before the release of Raspbian Buster (bringing Python 3.7), Stretch’s 3.5 still shows dominance with nearly 3/4 of the share of downloads, leaving 3.7 trailing behind even 2.7:
This was a reasonably quiet period due to piwheels builders being out-of-action for most of the period, as detailed in these posts.