Wikipedia talk:Statistics

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New popular page reportEdit

Please see User:West.andrew.g/Popular pages.--Milowenthasspoken 13:48, 22 October 2012 (UTC)[]

See also that talk page if interested to help West.andrew.g with any advice on how to figure out how many FAs and GAs are part of the list. Biosthmors (talk) 23:45, 2 December 2012 (UTC)[]
  • As a follow-on to the WP:5000 reports, a new weekly chart (human-moderated to remove non-article pages and the like) of the Top 25 articles of each week is available at Wikipedia:5000/Top25Report.--Milowenthasspoken 14:43, 21 January 2013 (UTC)[]

Articles by quality and importance statisticsEdit

I threw this "All rated articles by quality and importance" table onto the page. Should we track how we are doing with it? Also, it would be nice to have some sort of a graphical indication on how the articles move around (hopefully all up into the FA and FL rows by the end of the week.  ). -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 06:16, 28 January 2013 (UTC)[]

Pageviews for a templateEdit

Is there a way to collect pageview stats for a given template? Not for the template page itself, but the sum total of all pageviews for pages that included the template. AlexanderPico (talk) 00:01, 21 March 2013 (UTC)[]

introduction to statisticsEdit

Do we have an article on this topic? I notice that we have Introduction to Statistics, but that's about a TV episode. -- (talk) 04:02, 11 May 2013 (UTC)[]

Looking for dataEdit

I am trying to figure out a few values:

  1. How many medical articles exist in other languages. We could base this on the interlanguage links found at Wikidata.
  2. How many pageviews the medical articles get in other languages. Once we figure out what is a "medical article" we could then use to figure this out and produce a nice table like this one. [1]
  3. How many edits occur to medical articles in X amount of time. We used to have this page[2] but it no longer works. And we have this page but it seems to only list articles beginning with A [3]
  4. I am trying to figure out how many people are active in WP:MED and has this value changed over time? We have this list here [4] but it does not say how many have edited in the last 3 months (would love to have a bot to figure this out). We also have this catagory which lists 453 users [5] but same issue we have no idea how many article (once again maybe a bot). The other method would be to look at all the edits to this project in the last month and than see how many registered users made them.

Thoughts? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 16:58, 23 July 2013 (UTC)[]


Why are so many Wikipedia Stat pages no longer updated? Some of them stop in 2006, 2009, 2011...collecting information about readers are looking for and what editors are working on is key to evaluating your progress. With the tools that are available these days, it's not even that complicated. Wikipedia dropping the ball just doesn't make sense. Newjerseyliz (talk) 21:49, 15 August 2013 (UTC)[]

Meaning of GraphEdit

I'm afraid I don't understand one of the graphs in this article - the '% of editors who make 100 edits of those who make 5'; I think it's saying that, for example, in Jan 13, there were approximately 10 times as many editors who made 5 edits as made 100. That seems plausible, but even if I've interpreted it correctly, what does that tell us? 5 and 100 are somewhat arbitrary numbers. Are the figures available for a frequency graph of the number of editors who make 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc edits per month?

statistics by type of accessEdit

Is there a statistic which shows how wikipedia is accessed? HTTP vs. HTTPS vs. API? (talk) 10:12, 4 November 2013 (UTC)[]

Active articlesEdit

Love to see a ranking of articles by 1-day, 1-week, 1-month and 1-year edit frequency. Shows you where the hot spots are. I speculate that this often indicates an increased role for admins. Lfstevens (talk) 05:52, 12 November 2013 (UTC)[]

More statistics?Edit

After watching a variety of interviews on Youtube of Jimmy Wales, I'd love to read more statistics. He discusses such things as donation percentages and categories, and popularity of different languages. It'd be nice to see this expanded, except I'm not sure where to find these kind of statistics if they are not released by Wikipedia themselves? (Tetriminos (talk) 18:03, 12 December 2013 (UTC))[]

Two cool statistical tables; 2013 on en.wpEdit

Greetings everyone. After much processing has been brought to bear, I've aggregated all the page view statistics for 2013 (I'm the guy who does WP:5000 on a weekly basis). I thought these would likely be of broader interest, so I decided to post here. For a more analytical discussion about what drives these statistics, see our older Signpost article.

ARTICLE            | VIEWS
[[Main_Page]]      | 3,895,581,597
[[Facebook]]       | 30,608,777
[[Deaths_in_2013]] | 21,246,624
[[Breaking_Bad]]   | 17,389,161
[[Google]]         | 16,759,294
[[World_War_II]]   | 16,676,636
[[Wiki]]           | 16,285,560
[[YouTube]]        | 15,938,076
ARTICLE                  | UTC DATE          | VIEWS     | REASON
[[Jorge_Bergoglio]]	 | March 13, 2013    | 1,460,586 | Papal ascension
[[Shakuntala_Devi]]	 | November 4, 2013  | 766,256   | Google Doodle
[[Paul_Walker]]	         | December 1, 2013  | 752,770   | Death
[[Grace_Hopper]]	 | December 9, 2013  | 621,694   | Google Doodle
[[Nelson_Mandela]]	 | December 5, 2013  | 484,966   | Death
[[Jodie_Foster]]         | January 14, 2013  | 451,270   | Came out at Golden Globes
[[Beyonc%C3%A9_Knowles]] | February 4, 2013  | 378,923   | Super bowl halftime
[[Nicolaus_Copernicus]]  | February 19, 2013 | 336,836   | Google Doodle
[[Seth_MacFarlane]]      | February 25, 2013 | 320,999   | Hosted the Oscars
[[Daniel_Day-Lewis]]     | February 25, 2013 | 318,839   | Oscars
[[Society_of_Jesus]]     | March 13, 2013    | 287,568   | Papal ascension
[[Mindy_McCready]]       | February 18, 2013 | 282,679   | Death
[[Hermann_Rorschach]]	 | November 8, 2013  | 276,072   | Google Doodle
[[Edith_Head]]           | October 28, 2013  | 263,915   | Google Doodle
[[Raymond_Loewy]]	 | November 5, 2013  | 258,301   | Google Doodle
[[Margaret_Thatcher]]    | April 8, 2013     | 252,906   | Death
[[Pope_Francis]]         | March 13, 2013    | 248,753   | Papal ascension
[[Peter_Capaldi]]        | August 4, 2013    | 244,667   | Announced as next Dr. Who

Thanks everyone! West.andrew.g (talk) 21:26, 3 February 2014 (UTC)[]

Major revampEdit

Hello. I have revamped the whole page, I hope now is better. Still needs some effort though. emijrp (talk) 17:22, 26 June 2014 (UTC) geas neos keas — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:203:4300:8800:DC14:45ED:10E5:D19F (talk) 01:19, 25 June 2020 (UTC)[]

Backlog statsEdit

By my rough SWAG, there are ±1,700,00 back-logged tags on WP that need some sort of work or editing. With this in mind, some attention is needed to determine the trends as to these tags. Is this a growing problem, steady-state, or what? (Sadly the WikiProject which might look at this figure, and thereby give us some analysis, is inactive.) – S. Rich (talk) 06:48, 20 August 2014 (UTC)[]

4,960,278 or 5,067,981 articles?Edit

Both these two number appear in close proximity at Wikipedia:Statistics#Statistics. Which is the correct number? Just curious. Ottawahitech (talk) 21:40, 4 September 2015 (UTC)[]

Page edit statsEdit

We need to list tools for page edit stats, not just page views.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  00:02, 2 March 2016 (UTC)[]

Found one useful one so far:

 — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  00:16, 2 March 2016 (UTC)[]

Ideas for some statisticsEdit

  • 1. Total number of articles in all Wikipedias
  • 2. Total number of unique articles in all Wikipedias
  • 3. Common sets between different Wikipedias (how close they are culturally, how many articles overlap)

Marcin862 (talk) 07:22, 28 May 2016 (UTC)[]

Total bytes of editingEdit

Wikipedia:WikiProject_Medicine/Stats/Top_English_medical_editors_2013b lists:

  • Changed bytes
  • Added bytes
  • Deleted bytes

Can I list my total edits in bytes (changed bytes + added bytes + deleted bytes)?

I cannot find anything about byte listing at

My opinion is that "Number of edits:" seen in Special:Preferences should be replaced with "Number of edit bytes" to help people with Editcountitis. --Gstree (talk) 03:26, 10 November 2016 (UTC)[]

Older most-viewed reportsEdit

Prior to the creation of the WP:TOP25 in January 2013, aside from year-end reports, I was looking for any weekly/monthly reports of article traffic. I see that around September 2006 a tool called "Wikicharts" was created which seemed to have a monthly Top 100. Is anyone aware of those being archived anywhere? I would like to resuscitate that data to include in our Top25 archives. Even farther back, in 2002-2004, it appears monthly usage reports were posted at -- anyone know where they might be currently found? Some can be unearthed on (Dec 2002), but I was hoping they might be compiled somewhere. I was able to dig up and create a Chart for February 2004 -- After Current events (44,660 views), the most popular articles were (24,425 views), United States (22,267 views), and Lunokhod program (21,742 (due to appearing on Slashdot). Cheers!--Milowenthasspoken 17:22, 17 November 2016 (UTC)[]

Signal estimationEdit

Please join this rename discussion about signal estimation. Marcocapelle (talk) 22:08, 2 December 2016 (UTC)[]

Deletion and vandalismEdit

Why is there is a sub-heading "Deletion and vandalism statistics?" This seems to be just about deletion. Vorbee (talk) 09:45, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]

Quite right Vorbee, the section appears to have never contained any stats relating to vandalism, and I'm not aware of any that could be used. This chart which I've added shows day-by-day numbers of reverts by different means. Reverting is of course done for many reasons, but the edits reverted by ClueBot, Huggle, and STiki will primarily be vandalism: Noyster (talk), 13:58, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[]

Focus on women mathematicians and statisticians in FebruaryEdit

Welcome to Women in Red's February 2018 worldwide online editathons.

New: "Black women"

New: "Mathematicians and statisticians"

New: "Geofocus: Island women"

Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative

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--Ipigott (talk) 14:49, 30 January 2018 (UTC)[]

Useful wikistats visualisation subpage?Edit

Shouldn't we add a separate entry for ? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:12, 12 March 2018 (UTC)--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:12, 12 March 2018 (UTC)[]

Length of activity statisticsEdit

Would it be possible/practical to have statistics on length of activity on Wikipedia? Some distinction would have to be made between 'regular contributors' and 'intermittent/occasional contributors (possibly with occasional flurries of activity)'. Jackiespeel (talk) 15:56, 20 April 2018 (UTC)[]

I think this is possible, someone just needs to code it... --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 04:00, 5 June 2018 (UTC)[]

Islamophobia bar chart feedback requestedEdit

Your feedback regarding a bar chart in the article Islamophobia is requested; please see Talk:Islamophobia#Bar chart. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 04:07, 12 November 2018 (UTC)[]

Including policy about Statistics in articlesEdit

Where can I find any policy about including statistics in articles? The Manual of Style section about table sizes says "overloading tables with too much detailed statistical data is against policy" but that is not explained or even covered here. It seems there is no policy about including statistics in articles and the only reason that statistic are against policy is because large tables of unexplained statistics make articles unreadable. I would have thought that some mention of what statistics should be presented in articles should appear on a page entitled statistics, even if it was just a reference redirecting editors to read a Manual of Style article or a similar policy statement. Can something be added to help the reader? - (talk) 05:21, 10 February 2019 (UTC)[]

Seeking talk page statisticsEdit

Hello, is there anywhere doing statistics on talk page activity? How many talk posts a day, how many pages active at one time? I'm interested in proposing a sort of live cataloguing system for a sort of noticeboard of talk page activity. I need to figure out how many talk pages are in discussion during one week, two weeks, three weeks, four weeks type of thing, and also the rate of unanswered talk posts among them. Ever been a project recording that sort of thing? ~ R.T.G 10:04, 26 November 2019 (UTC)[]

Six millionEdit

In the midst of a long extended wikibreak, but just had to break my (wiki)break for this. Congrats and celebrations, Wikipedia - way to enter the 20s - yeah! Ema--or (talk) 16:20, 30 January 2020 (UTC)[]

Least viewedEdit

We have plenty of information about traffic at the top end, but what of the presumed millions of wallflowers? Do we know how many views per year or day are needed to get out of the bottom decile or median of all articles? Jim.henderson (talk) 16:36, 2 May 2021 (UTC)[]

discrepancy between page and sourceEdit

The Most linked external domains link in the links section said as of April 2011, but the source itself said as of June 2014, I have changed this in my edit but I forgot to put a summary, feel free to revert if I was wrong.

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