User talk:Reedy

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Article recounting[edit]

I understand you're one of the "shell users" who ran the updateArticleCount.php script occasionally in response to bug reports about article counts. As I'm sure you already know, the script is now being run monthly (at 5am, presumably UTC) on all 679 Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikisource, Wikinews, Wikiversity, and Wikivoyage wikis. I've done a preliminary analysis of the changes to article counts that resulted from the first such monthly recount, on 29 March 2015. I'd like to do a more fine-grained analysis of the changes to the Wikipedias based on hourly data, but I am hampered by not knowing how long it takes to do such massive recounts. Can you give me a ballpark figure as to how long you think it would take the script to recount those 679 wikis? Less than an hour? 3 hours? 8 hours? Alternatively, if you can give me a guesstimate for a few large wikis you remember recounting, I can try to extrapolate from that bit of info. (BTW, if this information is available somewhere online already—as in, script-generated output—I'd love to know where.) Also, is there a fixed order that the wikis are recounted in? (See the monthly-recount script, which may mean something to you: I don't know what order is implied by "$set.dblist".) - dcljr (talk) 01:15, 24 May 2015 (UTC)