Module Counts

  • Include
  • Bower (JS)
  • Clojars (Clojure)
  • CPAN
  • CPAN (search)
  • CRAN (R)
  • GoDoc (Go)
  • Hackage (Haskell)
  • Hex.pm (Elixir/Erlang)
  • Maven Central (Java)
  • MELPA (Emacs)
  • npm (node.js)
  • nuget (.NET)
  • Packagist (PHP)
  • Pear (PHP)
  • PyPI
  • Rubygems.org
  • time period
  • all time
  • last year
  • last 90 days
  • last 30 days
  • last 7 days
Oct 18 Oct 19 Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct 22 Oct 23 Oct 24 Avg Growth
Bower (JS) 20982 21024 21047 21118 21202 21277 21340 60/day
Clojars (Clojure) 10621 10627 10635 10643 10652 10657 10667 8/day
CPAN 30550 30559 30564 30571 30579 30599 30606 9/day
CPAN (search) 30550 30559 30564 30571 30579 30599 30606 9/day
CRAN (R) 5964 5966 5968 5972 5978 5984 5987 4/day
GoDoc (Go) 39266 39358 39455 39516 39640 39796 39840 96/day
Hackage (Haskell) 7078 7082 7086 7088 7092 7095 7100 4/day
Hex.pm (Elixir/Erlang) 264 264 267 269 270 270 271 1/day
Maven Central (Java) 88880 88901 88983 89130 89203 89286 89361 80/day
MELPA (Emacs) 2032 2034 2036 2036 2039 2043 2047 2/day
npm (node.js) 100772 100903 101069 101262 101455 101678 101873 183/day
nuget (.NET) 27824 27849 27891 27941 27983 28023 28045 37/day
Packagist (PHP) 40576 40630 40715 40861 40937 41012 41078 84/day
Pear (PHP) 598 598 598 598 598 598 598 0/day
PyPI 50240 50278 50305 50310 50344 50386 50434 32/day
Rubygems.org 90178 90212 90255 90297 90390 90447 45/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).

(Feb 2, 2014) Upgraded off the free database plan. The database had outgrown Heroku's 100% free tier. It still qualifies for the hobby level, though. Also added the Melpa (Emacs) repository, and update the Hackage (Haskell) repository to use a different and hopefully more reliable data source.

(Mar 30, 2013) Several folks asked me to add Maven Central. It's a really big Java module repository. I look forward to seeing how fast it's growing. For now, this is the first time we've had a change in the top spot since Rubygems.org passed up CPAN in early 2011.

(Feb 28, 2013) Markus Fischer pointed out that there's a much bigger and better PHP package archive called Packagist. It's been added to the list. They have an awesome statistics page.

Several other folks reported issues with IE compatibility, CSV downloads and chart layout. Hopefully those are all fixed now.

I just (Nov 25, 2012) added the Clojars repository. Much thanks to Jonas Clasen for pointing it out to me.

Much thanks to W Watson for pointing out the nuget (.NET) package repository. 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.

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