## piwheels blog

## Half a billion downloads

piwheels has now passed 500,000,000 downloads! Here are the downloads each year, including the first six months of 2024: It will be interesting to see if/when we reach 1 billion!

## One hundred million customers served

Following a substantial record breaking spike in downloads, we recently passed the 100,000,000 mark. That’s the total number of wheel files served from piwheels to date. When we reached 10 million in 3 years, reaching 100 million seemed impossible, but downloads significantly increased year-on-year, so here we are: The daily record Also, the daily record […]

## 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 […]

## piwheels stats 2021Q4

In the period of October – December 2021, 11,942,250 packages were downloaded from piwheels, bringing the total to 67,608,247. This has saved 43 years in the period, and 601 years in total! There were 58,871,182 pip searches, 886,179 project page hits, 420,490 web page hits and 294,252 project JSON downloads in the period. In the […]

## piwheels stats 2021Q3

In the period of July – September 2021, 7,047,854 packages were downloaded from piwheels, bringing the total to 55,657,694. This has saved 33 years in the period, and 558 years in total! There were 48,256,952 pip searches, 875,834 project page hits, 397,834 web page hits and 1,094,432 project JSON downloads in the period. There were […]

## piwheels stats 2021Q2

In the period of April – June 2021, 8,471,941 packages were downloaded from piwheels, bringing the total to 48,609,840. This has saved 38 years in the period, and 525 years in total! There were 56,200,613 pip searches, 764,031 project page hits, 386,472 web page hits and 116,486 project JSON downloads in the period. We experienced […]

## The rinds of the Cheese Shop menu

The title is a reference to the mostly forgotten nickname of the excellent Python Package Index — Cheese Shop — which refers to the Monty Python Cheese Shop sketch. I often find myself staring at the piwheels monitor, and occasionally a strange package name or an unusually longer version number pops up: I’ve been doing […]

## piwheels stats 2021Q1

In the period of January – March 2021, 9,262,754 packages were downloaded from piwheels, bringing the total to 40,096,797. This has saved 46 years in the period, and 487 years in total! There were 59,141,950 pip searches, 722,140 project page hits, 399,097 web page hits and 84,621 project JSON downloads in the period. Each month […]

## piwheels stats for 2020

In 2020, a total of 16,184,523 packages were downloaded, taking the total to 30,815,907. This saved 269 years 3 months during 2020, taking us to over 441 years saved overall. 52TB of files were downloaded, taking the total to 103TB. Average daily downloads: 2019: 25,257 2020: 44,220 Average monthly downloads: 2019: 768,235 2020: 1,326,600 Most […]

## piwheels stats 2020Q4

In the period of October – December 2020, 4,643,950 packages were downloaded from piwheels, bringing the total to 30,815,907. This has saved 55 years in the period, and 439 years in total! There were 37,578,502 pip searches, 736,605 project page hits, 344,206 web page hits and 50,894 project JSON downloads in the period. October had […]

## piwheels stats 2020Q3

In the period of July – September 2020, 4,492,796 packages were downloaded from piwheels, bringing the total to 26,171,957. This has saved 80 years in the period, and 384 years in total! There were 40,435,591 pip searches, 597,675 project page hits and 332,517 web page hits in the period. August had the highest number of […]

## piwheels stats 2020Q2

In the period of April – June 2020, 3,631,509 packages were downloaded from piwheels, bringing the total to 21,694,480. This has saved 71 years in the period, and 303 years in total! We also started logging searches, regardless of whether the search resulted in a download, which gives us more insight into which packages are […]

## piwheels stats 2020Q1

In the period of January – March 2020, 3,317,443 packages were downloaded from piwheels, bringing the total to 18,062,971. This has saved nearly 60 years in the period, and 232 years in total! This was in no small part to The mysterious case of the unexplained downloads spike which turned out to be an upgrade […]

## The mysterious case of the unexplained downloads spike

For several months, daily downloads have been fairly constant, and have shown slow and steady growth. Throughout January and the end of February, the minimum was 23,383 and the maximum was 38,139. The highest ever was 39,153. All of a sudden, on 4 March, we got 56, 225 downloads, up 48% on the previous day, […]

## piwheels stats for 2019

In 2019, a total of 9,218,822 packages were downloaded, taking the total to 14,745,528. This saved 128 years 5 months during 2019, taking us to over 172 years saved overall. 37TB of files were downloaded, taking the total to 51TB. Average daily downloads: 2018: 14,519 2019: 25,257 Average monthly downloads: 2018: 429,519 2019: 768,235 Most […]

## piwheels stats 2019Q4

In the period of October – December 2019, 2,945,938 packages were downloaded from piwheels, bringing the total to 14,745,528. This has saved 49 years in the period, and 172 years in total! Each month had around a million downloads: which saved around between 13 and 18 years per month: 4 December had the highest (ever) […]

## piwheels stats 2019Q3

In the period of July – September 2019, 2,414,682 packages were downloaded from piwheels, bringing the total to 11,799,590. This has saved 29 years in the period, and 123 years in total! Each month had around 800,000 downloads: which saved around between 7 and 11 years per month: 18 July had the highest (ever) number […]

## piwheels stats 2019Q2

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 […]

## piwheels stats 2019Q1

piwheels had a great start to 2019, with our biggest month in terms of downloads in January, and biggest month in terms of time saved in February! Headline stats for the quarter: Downloads: 2,176,652 Build time saved: 25 years 7 months 23 days This brings our totals so far to: Downloads: 7,703,358 Build time saved: […]

## piwheels stats for 2018

piwheels was launched in mid-2017, and we started counting downloads in November of that year, so now we have over a year’s worth of data on which packages have been downloaded, and how much time has been saved. If you’re not familiar, piwheels.org is a Python package repository providing natively compiled wheels for the Raspberry […]