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Repository statistics

The Repository statistics API allows you to fetch the data that GitHub uses for visualizing different types of repository activity.

About the Repository statistics API

The Repository statistics API allows you to fetch the data that GitHub uses for visualizing different types of repository activity.

A word about caching

Computing repository statistics is an expensive operation, so we try to return cached data whenever possible. If the data hasn't been cached when you query a repository's statistics, you'll receive a 202 response; a background job is also fired to start compiling these statistics. Give the job a few moments to complete, and then submit the request again. If the job has completed, that request will receive a 200 response with the statistics in the response body.

Repository statistics are cached by the SHA of the repository's default branch; pushing to the default branch resets the statistics cache.

Statistics exclude some types of commits

The statistics exposed by the API match the statistics shown by different repository graphs.

To summarize:

  • All statistics exclude merge commits.
  • Contributor statistics also exclude empty commits.

Get the weekly commit activity

Works with GitHub Apps

Returns a weekly aggregate of the number of additions and deletions pushed to a repository.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repostringRequired

The name of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

Returns a weekly aggregate of the number of additions and deletions pushed to a repository.

202

Accepted

204

A header with no content is returned.

Code samples

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/stats/code_frequency
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/stats/code_frequency

Returns a weekly aggregate of the number of additions and deletions pushed to a repository.

Status: 200
[ [ 1302998400, 1124, -435 ] ]

Get the last year of commit activity

Works with GitHub Apps

Returns the last year of commit activity grouped by week. The days array is a group of commits per day, starting on Sunday.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repostringRequired

The name of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

202

Accepted

204

A header with no content is returned.

Code samples

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/stats/commit_activity
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/stats/commit_activity

Response

Status: 200
[ { "days": [ 0, 3, 26, 20, 39, 1, 0 ], "total": 89, "week": 1336280400 } ]

Get all contributor commit activity

Works with GitHub Apps

Returns the total number of commits authored by the contributor. In addition, the response includes a Weekly Hash (weeks array) with the following information:

  • w - Start of the week, given as a Unix timestamp.
  • a - Number of additions
  • d - Number of deletions
  • c - Number of commits

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repostringRequired

The name of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

OK

202

Accepted

204

A header with no content is returned.

Code samples

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/stats/contributors
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/stats/contributors

Response

Status: 200
[ { "author": { "login": "octocat", "id": 1, "node_id": "MDQ6VXNlcjE=", "avatar_url": "https://github.com/images/error/octocat_happy.gif", "gravatar_id": "", "url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat", "html_url": "https://github.com/octocat", "followers_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/followers", "following_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/following{/other_user}", "gists_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/gists{/gist_id}", "starred_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/starred{/owner}{/repo}", "subscriptions_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/subscriptions", "organizations_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/orgs", "repos_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/repos", "events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/events{/privacy}", "received_events_url": "https://api.github.com/users/octocat/received_events", "type": "User", "site_admin": false }, "total": 135, "weeks": [ { "w": 1367712000, "a": 6898, "d": 77, "c": 10 } ] } ]

Get the weekly commit count

Works with GitHub Apps

Returns the total commit counts for the owner and total commit counts in all. all is everyone combined, including the owner in the last 52 weeks. If you'd like to get the commit counts for non-owners, you can subtract owner from all.

The array order is oldest week (index 0) to most recent week.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repostringRequired

The name of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

The array order is oldest week (index 0) to most recent week.

404

Resource not found

Code samples

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/stats/participation
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/stats/participation

The array order is oldest week (index 0) to most recent week.

Status: 200
{ "all": [ 11, 21, 15, 2, 8, 1, 8, 23, 17, 21, 11, 10, 33, 91, 38, 34, 22, 23, 32, 3, 43, 87, 71, 18, 13, 5, 13, 16, 66, 27, 12, 45, 110, 117, 13, 8, 18, 9, 19, 26, 39, 12, 20, 31, 46, 91, 45, 10, 24, 9, 29, 7 ], "owner": [ 3, 2, 3, 0, 2, 0, 5, 14, 7, 9, 1, 5, 0, 48, 19, 2, 0, 1, 10, 2, 23, 40, 35, 8, 8, 2, 10, 6, 30, 0, 2, 9, 53, 104, 3, 3, 10, 4, 7, 11, 21, 4, 4, 22, 26, 63, 11, 2, 14, 1, 10, 3 ] }

Get the hourly commit count for each day

Works with GitHub Apps

Each array contains the day number, hour number, and number of commits:

  • 0-6: Sunday - Saturday
  • 0-23: Hour of day
  • Number of commits

For example, [2, 14, 25] indicates that there were 25 total commits, during the 2:00pm hour on Tuesdays. All times are based on the time zone of individual commits.

Parameters

Headers
Name, Type, Description
acceptstring

Setting to application/vnd.github+json is recommended.

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
ownerstringRequired

The account owner of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

repostringRequired

The name of the repository. The name is not case sensitive.

HTTP response status codes

Status codeDescription
200

For example, [2, 14, 25] indicates that there were 25 total commits, during the 2:00pm hour on Tuesdays. All times are based on the time zone of individual commits.

204

A header with no content is returned.

Code samples

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/stats/punch_card
curl \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ https://api.github.com/repos/OWNER/REPO/stats/punch_card

For example, [2, 14, 25] indicates that there were 25 total commits, during the 2:00pm hour on Tuesdays. All times are based on the time zone of individual commits.

Status: 200
[ [ 0, 0, 5 ], [ 0, 1, 43 ], [ 0, 2, 21 ] ]