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Gitchart is a Python script to build charts from a Git repository.

It can build following charts, as SVG or PNG:

  • authors, processed tickets by author (pie charts)
  • commits by hour of day, day, day of week, month of year, year, year/month (bar charts)
  • commits by hour of week (dot chart)
  • files by type (pie chart)


Gitchart requires:

  • Python ≥ 3.6
  • Pygal (pip install pygal)

Optional dependencies:

  • cairosvg, to generate PNG files


You can install Gitchart with this command from the source repository:

$ python install


See output of command:

$ gitchart --help


Generate pie chart with authors:

$ gitchart --title "Git authors on project X" --repo /path/to/gitrepo/ authors authors.svg

Generate bar chart with commits by year using dark style:

$ gitchart --style gitchart_dark --repo /path/to/gitrepo/ commits_year commits_year.svg

Generate bar chart with commits by version (git tag):

$ cd /path/to/gitrepo/
$ git tag | gitchart commits_version /tmp/commits_version.svg


Gitchart is used to build statistics for WeeChat:


Copyright © 2013-2023 Sébastien Helleu

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see