Module Counts

  • Include
  • Clojars (Clojure)
  • CPAN
  • CPAN (search)
  • CRAN (R)
  • Crates.io (Rust)
  • Drupal (php)
  • DUB (dlang)
  • Gopm (go)
  • Hackage (Haskell)
  • Hex.pm (Elixir/Erlang)
  • Julia
  • LuaRocks (Lua)
  • Maven Central (Java)
  • MELPA (Emacs)
  • npm (node.js)
  • nuget (.NET)
  • Packagist (PHP)
  • Pear (PHP)
  • Perl 6 Ecosystem (perl 6)
  • PyPI
  • Rubygems.org
  • Vim Scripts
  • time period
  • all time
  • last year
  • last 90 days
  • last 30 days
  • last 7 days
Jul 14 Jul 15 Jul 16 Jul 17 Jul 18 Jul 19 Jul 20 Avg Growth
Clojars (Clojure) 19392 19405 19409 11/day
CPAN 35448 35449 35456 3/day
CPAN (search) 35448 35449 35456 35460 2/day
CRAN (R) 11067 11084 11093 9/day
Crates.io (Rust) 10307 10358 10366 10404 18/day
Drupal (php) 37985 38003 38015 38036 9/day
DUB (dlang) 1/day
Gopm (go) 19236 19245 19246 19262 4/day
Hackage (Haskell) 11550 11555 11556 2/day
Hex.pm (Elixir/Erlang) 4511 4518 4522 6/day
Julia 1466 1465 1467 1467 1467 1/day
LuaRocks (Lua) 1490 1490 1491 1493 1/day
Maven Central (Java) 193272 193402 193524 73/day
MELPA (Emacs) 3686 3690 3690 2/day
npm (node.js) 484110 484545 484914 485448 486172 486900 487470 560/day
nuget (.NET) 84613 84723 84750 70/day
Packagist (PHP) 147457 147654 147812 129/day
Pear (PHP) 602 602 602 0/day
Perl 6 Ecosystem (perl 6) 845 845 846 849 1/day
PyPI 112301 112418 112512 78/day
Rubygems.org 134228 134250 134279 134333 134414 37/day
Vim Scripts 5461 5462 5462 5462 5462 0/day

Data is collected by scraping the relevant websites once a day via a cron job and then stored in a Postgresql database for later retrieval. Growth rates are calculated by averaging data over the last week. I'm gathering counts of separate modules, so multiple versions of the same module/package/gem only count once (foo-1.2, foo-1.3 and bar-1.0 would count as 2 total).

(May 14, 2017) Upgrade to Rails 5.1, ruby 2.4.1, switch from unicorn to puma, and add Vim Scripts repository. I can't believe I've had emacs for so long and no one has mentioned vim has its own repository.

(Apr 2, 2017) Added Julia to list. Thanks to Bargava Subramanian for pointing it out. Return CSV download feature.

(Mar 17, 2017) Bower and GoDoc haven't been pulling numbers for a long time, and it doesn't seem to just be a matter of the number moving somewhere new. I'm removing them both, and adding Gopm.io, which seems to be more in-line with most languages' ideas about what a package manager is. Big thanks to Jesse Aldridge for pointing me to it.

(May 30, 2016) Much thanks to Hiroki Noda for adding DUB (dlang). Fixed Hex.pm sampling, and removed link to CSV download until I can re-engineer it.

(Apr 8, 2016) Updates to Rubygems.org and Npmjs.org broke both of those samplers.

I'd like to add more repositories. If you have suggestions, please send them to erik@debill.org.

CPAN and CPAN (search) used to be two conflicting sources for data about how many modules are in CPAN. During spring of 2011 CPAN got a site refresh and the numbers came into line with each other. It looks funny on the graph, but it's an interesting bit of history.

GoDoc is weird. It's not a true package repository in the same sense as all the others, but as far as I can tell it's the closest GoLang has. Be aware that it pretty drastically overcounts the number of packages. Don't use the raw numbers to compare with other languages. You can still watch the line to see changes in velocity, though.

If you'd like to check out the data in more detail, you are welcome to download it in a CSV file.