On Fri, 2004-10-01 at 19:50, Jamis Buck wrote:
> Florian Gross wrote:
> > Dave Thomas wrote:
> > 
> >> Folks:
> >>
> >> I'm going to be giving a number of talks on Ruby over the next six 
> >> months, starting with one at Amazon next week. I'd like to include a 
> >> slide on the growth of the Ruby community over the last 4 years.
> >>
> >> Does anyone have any metrics that I could use for this, or any ideas 
> >> for finding these kinds of figures?
> > 
> Has anyone suggested considering the number of RubyForge projects 
> registered over time? Or the number of project downloads, or new 
> releases, etc.? Not sure if those statistics are available or not...

The RubyForge webalizer stats are rather nifty:

http://rubyforge.org/usage/

although I think they mainly reflect folks moving stuff to RubyForge and
not necessarily the growth of Ruby as a whole...

Yours,

tom