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Get statistics on web traffic to your GitHub repositories.

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Get statistics on web traffic to your GitHub repositories.

Python CLI

Python CLI tool to get web traffic stats on the command line using the GitHub API.

A few use cases to show why this may be useful.

  • Checking the volume of traffic to all of your repos. Monitor sudden spikes in interest or any general patterns.

  • Storing the traffic stats for future reference.

  • Checking how often your code is cloned.


pip install github_traffic_stats


There are a number of GitHub libraries for Python and other languages, although they may not support the Repository Traffic API (announced on August 15, 2016).


usage: gts [-h] username [repo] [save_csv] [-o]

positional arguments:
  username    Github username
  repo        User's repo
  save_csv    Set to "no_csv" if no CSV should be saved

optional arguments:
  -h, --help  show this help message and exit
  -o, --organization specify Github organization if different from username


Run on the command line with either python or python3.

$ gts 'nchah' 'github-traffic-stats' 'save_csv'
Password:* (passwords are hidden)
> github-traffic-stats - Visitors
Date        Views   Unique visitors
Totals      125     36
2017-07-16  1       1
2017-07-17  10      2
2017-07-19  11      4
2017-07-20  12      5
2017-07-21  3       3
2017-07-22  1       1
2017-07-23  1       1
2017-07-24  17      6
2017-07-25  32      5
2017-07-26  1       1
2017-07-27  1       1
2017-07-28  6       4
2017-07-29  26      5
2017-07-30  3       1

> github-traffic-stats - Git clones
Date        Clones  Unique cloners
Totals      5       5
2017-07-17  1       1
2017-07-24  2       2
2017-07-26  1       1
2017-07-29  1       1

> github-traffic-stats - Referring sites
Date        Views   Unique visitors
Totals      44      27
Google      33      24
github.c... 11      3

$ # Or to get stats on all of your repositories
$ gts 'nchah' 'ALL' 'save_csv'
Password:* (passwords are hidden)

$ # Or if you are running on an organization repo (for example NREL's SAM repo) as a user with access
$ gts 'nickdiorio' 'SAM' 'save_csv' -o 'NREL'
Password:* (passwords are hidden)

Traffic data stored in CSV files with columns:

repository_name, date, views, unique_visitors
Separate CSVs are created for each run of the script.
To merge and only preserve the unique data points, run:
$ bash bash/ [folder_with_CSVs]


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