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9 January 2022

piwheels stats for 2021

In 2020, a total of 36,724,799 packages were downloaded, taking the total to 67,695,042. This saved 159 years during 2020, taking us to over 600 years saved overall. 50TB of files were downloaded, taking the total to 153TB.

  • Average daily downloads:
    • 2020: 44,220
    • 2021: 100,615
  • Average monthly downloads:
    • 2020: 1,326,600
    • 2021: 3,060,399
  • Most downloads in one day:
    • 2020: 105,826 on 15 December
    • 2021: 314,030
  • Most downloads in one month:
    • 2020: 1,850,781 in October (59,702 daily average)
    • 2021: 4,263,286 in October (137,525 daily average)
  • Bandwidth used from downloads:
    • 2020: 52TB
    • 2021: 50TB

Apart from January, each month had over 2 million downloads. The last three months all passed 3.5 million.

12 October 2021 was the biggest day on record, with 314,030 downloads.

The month of October recorded the most downloads at 4,263,286.

Top 30 packages

  1. requests (684,141)
  2. numpy (546,668)
  3. setuptools (524,595)
  4. pip (460,168)
  5. idna (443,288)
  6. urllib3 (425,864)
  7. chardet (420,834)
  8. certifi (407,524)
  9. websocket-client (404,080)
  10. six (403,825)
  11. importlib-metadata (392,717)
  12. pillow (388,883)
  13. typing-extensions (387,626)
  14. pyyaml (368,142)
  15. attrs (348,164)
  16. cffi (337,885)
  17. click (337,042)
  18. wheel (329,901)
  19. jinja2 (316,285)
  20. h11 (315,878)
  21. octoprint-pisupport (309,915)
  22. octoprint-firmwarecheck (307,221)
  23. markupsafe (277,070)
  24. zipp (276,298)
  25. python-dateutil (264,416)
  26. charset-normalizer (256,203)
  27. tornado (243,797)
  28. pycparser (239,223)
  29. async-timeout (238,955)
  30. immutabledict (231,729)

Python version usage

Most searches are from Python 3.7, the default in Debian Buster (67%). Second is Python 2.7 with 15%, followed by 3.9 (the default in Bullseye, which was only released in the summer) with 9%:

Architectures

armv7l (Pi 2/3/4 and Zero 2 platform) is still a majority architecture with 85% of searches from Arm devices, with aarch64 rising beyond 10% and armv6l (Pi 1/Zero) dropping below 4%:

Operating systems

The vast majority of downloads are from Raspberry Pi OS (over 98%). Of these, 86% are Buster, 7.5% are Bullseye (released in the summer), 6.6% are Stretch.

Downloads through the day

Our busiest hour is still between 3pm-4pm. All afternoon/evening UTC we are at our busiest:

Year-on-year

We have been nearly doubling every year, but this year we more than doubled downloads:

Check out the source of this post in a Jupyter notebook: https://github.com/piwheels/stats/blob/master/2021.ipynb

If you’re interested in following piwheels project updates, we tweet daily and monthly stats at @piwheels. You can also follow me @ben_nuttall and Dave @waveform80.

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