piwheels was launched in mid-2017, and we started counting downloads in November of that year, so now we have over a year’s worth of data on which packages have been downloaded, and how much time has been saved.
If you’re not familiar, piwheels.org is a Python package repository providing natively compiled wheels for the Raspberry Pi’s Arm architecture, making pip installations fast for Raspberry Pi users.
In 2018, a total of 5,154,233 packages were downloaded, saving users 39 years, 10 months and 29 days. Some more stats for the year:
- Average daily downloads: 14,519
- Average monthly downloads: 429,519
- Most downloads in one day: 25,389 on 30 November
- Most downloads in one month: 662,621 in December (21,445 daily average)
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