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)
  • Nimble (Nim)
  • 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
Nov 12 Nov 13 Nov 14 Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 17 Nov 18 Avg Growth
Clojars (Clojure) 20288 20298 20305 20317 20325 20333 20337 8/day
CPAN 35846 35845 35846 35854 35856 35862 35860 2/day
CPAN (search) 35846 35845 35846 35854 35856 35861 35860 2/day
CRAN (R) 11791 11809 11816 11833 11847 11857 11864 10/day
Crates.io (Rust) 12291 12304 12319 12334 12345 12367 12380 15/day
Drupal (php) 39012 39016 39032 39048 39061 39067 39072 9/day
DUB (dlang) 1148 1149 1149 1151 1151 1151 1151 0/day
Gopm (go) 19714 19715 19718 19724 19725 19727 19729 2/day
Hackage (Haskell) 11957 11958 11962 11984 11991 11996 11997 6/day
Hex.pm (Elixir/Erlang) 5319 5323 5331 5334 5340 5346 5351 5/day
Julia 1518 1518 1518 1518 1518 1518 1518 0/day
LuaRocks (Lua) 1619 1620 1620 1622 1622 1624 1624 1/day
Maven Central (Java) 208863 209014 209012 209341 209498 209581 209636 126/day
MELPA (Emacs) 3778 3778 3778 3784 3786 3786 3787 1/day
Nimble (Nim) 551 551 552 552 555 556 556 1/day
npm (node.js) 544240 544787 545372 546070 546720 547339 547743 537/day
nuget (.NET) 96736 96951 96951 97113 97340 97340 97520 120/day
Packagist (PHP) 163004 163155 163419 163570 163684 163807 163908 140/day
Pear (PHP) 602 602 602 602 602 602 602 0/day
Perl 6 Ecosystem (perl 6) 936 936 936 937 937 938 937 0/day
PyPI 121535 121625 121731 121839 121943 122029 122137 93/day
Rubygems.org 137876 137903 137931 137960 137997 138033 138030 25/day
Vim Scripts 5484 5485 5485 5485 5485 5485 5485 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).

(Sept 10, 2017) Update Crates.io for their new data URL and add Nimble, the Nim package manager. Many thanks to Alex Libman for pointing me to it.

(Aug 6, 2017) Go back to single-threaded fetch, as doing it in parallel seems to be causing intermittent sampling failures. Update DUB entry for new wording on their site.

(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.