It's as much as changing the download url. The new version is downward compatible.


Erik Zachte


From: Analytics [] On Behalf Of Ryan Kaldari
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2016 23:27
To: A mailing list for the Analytics Team at WMF and everybody who has an interest in Wikipedia and analytics.
Subject: Re: [Analytics] Pagecount Datasets to be Deprecated at the end of May


Hey Dan,

thanks for the reminder! I'm worried there are a lot of community and GLAM tools that rely on these datasets and are not yet transitioned to the new data sources (like WikiProject popular pages). Is there any chance we could get a 1 month reprieve so that Community Tech could track down and fix some of these tools before the deprecation? Sorry we didn't do this earlier. We just hired a new developer though and I think this would be a good on-boarding task for them. Let me know what you think.


On Thu, May 26, 2016 at 11:34 AM, Dan Andreescu <> wrote:

Just a reminder, we will be deprecating the pagecounts datasets at the end of May, as we mentioned earlier this year [0].  This means these files will remain there to be used by researchers but new files will not be generated in the future.


Pagecounts datasets that will be deprecated





Options for switching to the new datasets [1]:

  pageviews for the same format but better quality data

  pagecounts-ez for compressed data





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