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As author of wikistats I will try to visit this page from time to time, but please mail me directly if you don't receive any reply on this page within a reasonable period. Erik Zachte

Download script[edit]

Is this stats script available for download? I'd like to use it on my own WIKI.

  • I just improved the article with a link to the scripts along with instructions for how to run it on your own MediaWiki. --Fjarlq 15:30, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
  • I tried accessing the zip file (and, in general, the wikistats page) but am getting 403 errors. --Smunson 00:14, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Will this be included in the 1.6alpha version?

Wikistats and Wikibooks[edit]

The stats for English Wikibooks at are useful.

The November 5 version claims that by rank, Wikibooks:Guide to UNIX is the 55th largest book, and Wikibooks:Guide to X11 (which I started recently) is 219th. But "Transwiki" is 54th, and Wikibooks:Programming is 3rd (because it counts several books like Wikibooks:Programming:C, Wikibooks:Programming:JavaScript), and Wikibooks:The Golden Bough (which should be moved to Wikisource) is 1st. The highest-ranking legitimate book is Wikibooks:Cookbook at 2nd.

The good thing is that since it ignored redirects, I can view the entire "Transwiki" book from here. --Kernigh 03:27, 1 December 2005 (UTC)

How Often?[edit]

How often are the stats compiled? am I to assume that the dump will happen on the 5th of every month, and compiled stats will be posted on the 10th? --Whiteknight 14:54, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

Why no updates?[edit]

Why haven't the Wikistats been updated since Dec. 10? It's been too long!

Argee. It has been nearly 5 months already. I hope that it can be updated at least once a month since the statistic is quite useful. Anyway, anyone here? -- Kevinhksouth 10:03, 23 April 2006 (UTC)
User:Erik Zachte, who maintains the Wikistats, has said on his talk page on April 19th: "I'll try to run stats once the system is back online and a recent dump has been completed succesfully." I wonder which dump he is talking about. -- 20:42, 23 April 2006 (UTC)
All but Wikipedia stats have been updated recently. I hope we get Wikipedias as well very soon. -- 23:43, 14 May 2006 (UTC)
"No joy." -- 01:09, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Yeah. How do I find out how many active wikipedians there are? All I can find is this data. Very detailed breakdown, but it hasn't been updated since 2006 :-( -- Harry Wood 16:52, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Category Overview[edit]

Hi - I just found the category overview on the status page. It's nice to have a "static" alternative to CategoryTree, people have been asking me about it. Shall we cross-link those pages?

Anyway: I think an XML represenation of the category tree would be even more useful for people building bots and other tools, for people doing research on wikipedia, etc. HTML could easily be generated from that. What do you think? -- Duesentrieb 12:31, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Script Exits Unexpectedly[edit]

hi jason and developers, thanks for developing wikireports. great job!

unfortunately the tool exits at a point where it obviously should not do so:

Generate Growth Summary /tmp/wikireports>

checking the code:

sub GenerateGrowthSummary
  $m1 = $MonthlyStatsWpStart {"zz"} ;
  $m2 = $dumpmonth_ord - 1 ;

  if ($m2 < $m1 + 5)
  { exit ; }

Printing m1 and m2, i get a value of 78 for both variables.
Whats going wrong here? thanks in advance for any help,
Best regards, chris

Please replace { exit ; } by { return ; }
The script checks if enough months have passed since the first month found in the dump to make this sub-report worthwile.
You can mail me directly if you encounter more problems.
Erik Zachte 01:05, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
hi erik, thanks for the info. /chris

Things I Found[edit]

Here are a few things I found while running this.

  • The documentation says to expect pages_full.xml.bz2 as the filename, but looks for en-latest-pages-meta-history.xml.bz2, this had to be changed on line 216
  • Getting Ploticus to work was a pain. Building it from source required the X11 library, which isn't available on most dedicated webservers, so it won't compile. The RPM package points to a domain that doesn't exist and the prebuilt binary was built with libpng-1.0.12, which is hard to find. After digging, I found I could find it here.

--Tderouin 15:05, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

Other things someone else found[edit]

  • It appears that grey.gif should be named greybar.gif

Stats for dewikiversity out of date[edit]

The last statistic for dewikiversity is out of date (July 2006). A wikiversity user asked me to check. Is there a chance to update wikiversity after the relaunch on a regular base now? Thanks. --Raymond de 13:14, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

Wikiversity is a separate project now. Like with wiktionary, wikisources etc this means a number of updates to the wikistats scripts. I was already planning to do so, possibly it will have to wait till late December when I have more free time. Erik Zachte 14:43, 23 November 2006 (UTC)


How long is the delay or the duration before an statistic appears in the on Lithuanian Wiktionary? It hasn't been updated since September. --Vpovilaitis apt. 19:21, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

source code[edit]

The source code is not longer available at [1]. Could the source code be made available again so it can be used and improved on other projects. John Vandenberg 10:54, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

File stats on commons[edit]

I could not find file stats on commons. User most actively uploading? Most used files? -- 21:11, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

How can I make new translation?[edit]

I want translate this tool into Korean. What should I do? --Ficell 12:28, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Is that possible to create this table?[edit]

Hi, is that possible to create the table in the number of editers with the number of edit divided by different time period, like 2001-2003, 2003-2006, 2007-current? 11:02, 8 August 2008 (UTC)wikizeyi

Ripuarian Wikipedia[edit]

I've seen that the Wikipedia of Ripuarian languages is listed having some 20.800 Articles. This is wrong. The real article count is about 10.600 Articles.

Also, lists 250.000 Ripuarian speakers. This is also not correct. This is the number SIL lists for ksh (Kölsch) in their Ethnologue. Actually, Kölsch is only one of the Ripuarian dialects, and it accounts for an estimated quarter of all Ripuarian speakers. WMF is using ksh until a collective code för Ripuarian has been assigned. See also Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Ripuarian.

--Purodha Blissenbach 15:23, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

Bytes or char?[edit]


The statistics of Bytes per article - do they actually use bytes of characters?

An interesting question about this was asked at en:Talk:Hebrew Wikipedia#Bytes per article.

If it is bytes, then it would be more useful to count the characters, because Chinese, Hebrew, Arabic and other non-Latin languages get a much hight count.

Thanks in advance. --Amir E. Aharoni 21:13, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Errors (wrong regions)[edit]

In Wikimedia Traffic Analysis Report - Wikipedia Page Edits Per Country - Overview and Wikimedia Traffic Analysis Report - Wikipedia Page Views Per Country - Overview are some errors: Malaysia and Saudia Arabia named to belong to Africa, but they are in Asia; San Marino is also not in Africa but in Europe; Ecuador is said to be in Central America but it is in South America. Greenland is called a part of Europe, but I would say it is part of North America. Maybe there are some more errors; I did not control everything. -- Kleiner Tümmler 21:19, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

I finally fixed these silly mistakes. This it what happens when you input codes for 280 countries in very condensed format. Thanks for alerting me to it. Erik Zachte

kilo, mega or kibi, mebi?[edit]

The statistics page is peppered with "K" and "M" which leads me to doubt that the symbols are correctly used. The recommended standards are quite clear: powers of 1024 should use kibi (Ki), mebi (Mi), and so on, whereas powers of 1000 should use kilo (k, note the lower case), mega (M), etc. Any other usage is ambiguous. This should be cleaned up; in any case a short legend accompanying the table would clear this up. Urhixidur 13:07, 15 February 2011 (UTC)


Where can I translate the interface of the site? Lloffiwr 16:38, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Problem with the WP:DE-Statistics[edit]

The diagramm for the german edition ends in december 2010. Is it possible to continue it? --Liberaler Humanist 15:16, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Go mainstream[edit]

I was about to propose a pñroject but i forgot that it already exists and wikistats name already exists, ¿what about recording more thaqn wikipedipedia statitistics to this project and include free license stats of every kind? --Neurorebel (talk) 00:41, 3 June 2017 (UTC)