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The REST API is now versioned. For more information, see "About API versioning."

REST API endpoints for repository statistics

Use the REST API to fetch the data that GitHub uses for visualizing different types of repository activity.

About repository statistics

You can use the REST API to fetch the data that GitHub uses for visualizing different types of repository activity.

Best practices for 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. You should allow the job a short time 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 this:

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

Get the weekly commit activity

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

Note: This endpoint can only be used for repositories with fewer than 10,000 commits. If the repository contains 10,000 or more commits, a 422 status code will be returned.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get the weekly commit activity"

This endpoint works with the following fine-grained token types:

The fine-grained token must have the following permission set:

  • "Metadata" repository permissions (read)

This endpoint can be used without authentication or the aforementioned permissions if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "Get the weekly commit activity"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

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

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

HTTP response status codes for "Get the weekly commit activity"

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.

422

Repository contains more than 10,000 commits

Code samples for "Get the weekly commit activity"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/stats/code_frequency
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ 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

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

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get the last year of commit activity"

This endpoint works with the following fine-grained token types:

The fine-grained token must have the following permission set:

  • "Metadata" repository permissions (read)

This endpoint can be used without authentication or the aforementioned permissions if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "Get the last year of commit activity"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

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

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

HTTP response status codes for "Get the last year of commit activity"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

202

Accepted

204

A header with no content is returned.

Code samples for "Get the last year of commit activity"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/stats/commit_activity
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ 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

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

Note: This endpoint will return 0 values for all addition and deletion counts in repositories with 10,000 or more commits.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get all contributor commit activity"

This endpoint works with the following fine-grained token types:

The fine-grained token must have the following permission set:

  • "Metadata" repository permissions (read)

This endpoint can be used without authentication or the aforementioned permissions if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "Get all contributor commit activity"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

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

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

HTTP response status codes for "Get all contributor commit activity"

Status codeDescription
200

OK

202

Accepted

204

A header with no content is returned.

Code samples for "Get all contributor commit activity"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/stats/contributors
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ 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

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.

The most recent week is seven days ago at UTC midnight to today at UTC midnight.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get the weekly commit count"

This endpoint works with the following fine-grained token types:

The fine-grained token must have the following permission set:

  • "Metadata" repository permissions (read)

This endpoint can be used without authentication or the aforementioned permissions if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "Get the weekly commit count"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

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

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

HTTP response status codes for "Get the weekly commit count"

Status codeDescription
200

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

404

Resource not found

Code samples for "Get the weekly commit count"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/stats/participation
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ 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

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.

Fine-grained access tokens for "Get the hourly commit count for each day"

This endpoint works with the following fine-grained token types:

The fine-grained token must have the following permission set:

  • "Metadata" repository permissions (read)

This endpoint can be used without authentication or the aforementioned permissions if only public resources are requested.

Parameters for "Get the hourly commit count for each day"

Headers
Name, Type, Description
accept string

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

Path parameters
Name, Type, Description
owner string Required

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

repo string Required

The name of the repository without the .git extension. The name is not case sensitive.

HTTP response status codes for "Get the hourly commit count for each day"

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 for "Get the hourly commit count for each day"

Request example

get/repos/{owner}/{repo}/stats/punch_card
curl -L \ -H "Accept: application/vnd.github+json" \ -H "Authorization: Bearer <YOUR-TOKEN>" \ -H "X-GitHub-Api-Version: 2022-11-28" \ 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 ] ]