Hi John,

Two comments:
* Have you tried Wikipedia Tools for Google? It's a very neat add-on for Chrome, and in your case, the two functions WIKICATEGORYMEMBERS and WIKIPAGEVIEWS may help you get what you want.

* If you are looking for having a list of articles related to Education that are available in English and are missing in another language, you can use the article recommendation API. For example: http://recommend.wmflabs.org/api?s=en&t=fr&n=10&article=Education gives you the top 10 recommendations for articles related to Education that are available in English but missing in French. Note that "related" is not the same as articles that are in category "Education" though I hope we can accommodate categories in the future. The documentation for the API is in here.

Hope this helps.


Leila Zia
Research Scientist
Wikimedia Foundation

On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 5:04 AM, john cummings <mrjohncummings@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all

I'm doing some work with colleagues from the education sector at UNESCO to look at improving some of the most viewed education articles on English language Wikipedia. 

I'm trying to use TreeViews to get information on what are the most viewed articles in Category:Education, unfortunately such large categories just crash my browser, it means I will have to split the query up into at least 50-100 smaller queries. 

Does anyone know of a less manual way around this? Ideally the output would be spreadsheet of the article title and the number of page views of the article for a 30, 60 or 90 period in the recent past. I will use Treeviews if it is the only way but I'd really love to save myself from half a day of data entry. I imagine this would also be useful for people working with other organisations for other subjects.



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