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How does Wikimetrics help me understand online activity?

As a data analysis tool, Wikimetrics allows you to group users—from one or more projects or namespaces—into cohorts and choose a set of metrics to understand a group’s online activity.

For example, we can see how many edits a group of users are making, or how many are still editing 3 months after an event.

Cohorts are a group of users sharing one or more properties or attributes, such as time of account creation or participating in a program.

Metrics are well-defined values or sets of values that can be computed for any registered user.

Users who participated in an Edit-a-thon in July.


The number of times users edited a page for an Edit-a-thon (i.e. the number of times a user clicked the "save page" or "save" button).