[sword-devel] module statistics

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 15:47:20 MST 2008


I've written up a log processor for the download statistics.  It's the
executable .py file in my user directory on the server.  Below is an
example run of it:

[ghellings at www ~]$ ./process_log.py ESV <path-to-log snipped>
Total downloads: 362
Unique downloads: 210

It will accept as many files on the command line as you desire and
report their statistics in aggregate.  Such is most useful for
maintaining information about the IP-address across the multiple
files.  It also works for the FTP files, but for those, relying on the
total downloads is misleading, since it reports individual downloads
of both new AND old testament .bz* files.  Thus, each individual
download of the module should crop up as about 6 files in the "total
downloads" section.  Unique downloads are based solely on IP address.
As an example of the discrepancy of the counting:

[ghellings at www ~]$ ./process_log.py ESV <path-to-log snipped>
Total downloads: 540
Unique downloads: 84

Examples for comparison:
[ghellings at www ~]$ ./process_log.py KJV <ftp log>
Total downloads: 2098
Unique downloads: 163
[ghellings at www ~]$ ./process_log.py KJV <http log>
Total downloads: 342
Unique downloads: 198

Those stats are based off of the currently in-use log files.  If you
would like a version of the script that will also report all module
download totals, that can be provided for little extra work.


On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 4:14 PM, Greg Hellings <greg.hellings at gmail.com> wrote:
> Troy,
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 4:04 PM, Troy A. Griffitts <scribe at crosswire.org> wrote:
>> Hey guys.  We have a few needs which need addressing:
>> Log files got a new naming convention recently.  Instead of:
>> ffff
>> ffff.1
>> ffff.2
>> ...
>> It has become
>> ffff
>> ffff-20080819
>> ffff-20080818
>> ...
>> Hence our perl scripts that generate module statistics are not working,
>> seen on the left panel here:
> I don't know thing 1 on Perl, so editing that is out for me.  A
> rewrite is possible into Python if no one with Perl knowledge shows
> up.
>> http://crosswire.org/sword
>> Also, Crossway asks for periodic download statistics for their ESV
>> module.  I generated the last report for them by hand, but I would love
>> for someone to write a script that would run on the first of each month
>> and email them statistics for the previous month.
> What format is the file in (I'm guessing it's an Apache file access
> log)?  A simple Python script should be more than sufficient for this
> purpose.  I can probably whip one up in little time.  Also, what
> statistics are you in need of -- just a download count or do you also
> want to have information on the unique IP address downloads, etc.  A
> sample of one line of the file (or multiple lines, if a file access is
> spread across several lines) which pertains to the ESV should be
> sufficient to base the work off of -- more would be appropriate if
> there are multiple formats the line appears in.  Also, odds are good
> that the same script can be used to generate the statistics for any
> individual module.
> --Greg
>> Any takers?
>>        -Troy.
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