GitHut (http://githut.info) is an attempt to visualize and explore the complexity of the universe of programming languages used across the repositories hosted on GitHub.
Programming languages are not simply the tool developers use to create programs or express algorithms but also instruments to code and decode creativity. By observing the history of languages we can enjoy the quest of humankind for a better way to solve problems, to facilitate collaboration between people and to reuse the effort of others.
Github is the largest code host in the world, with 3.5 million users. It's the place where the open-source development community offers access to most of its projects. By analyzing how languages are used in GitHub it is possible to understand the popularity of programming languages among developers and also to discover the unique characteristics of each language.
The visualization is based on two type of visualization: a Parallel Coordinates chart and a Small Multiples visualization.
Data is from Github Archive (http://www.githubarchive.org/).
GitHut is published at http://githut.info
GitHub Archive data is also available on Google BigQuery. Below are the two queries used to collect the data for the Parallel Coordinates and Small Multiples visualizations:
Multiple information grouped by language for a defined quarter
select repository_language, type, count(distinct(repository_url)) as active_repos_by_url, count(repository_language) as events, YEAR(created_at) as year, QUARTER(created_at) as quarter from [githubarchive:github.timeline] where ( type = 'PushEvent' OR type = 'ForkEvent' OR (type = 'IssuesEvent' AND (payload_action="opened" OR payload_action=="reopened")) OR (type = 'CreateEvent' AND payload_ref_type="repository") OR type = 'WatchEvent' ) AND repository_language !='' AND repository_url != '' AND YEAR(created_at)= 2014 AND QUARTER(created_at)=1 group by repository_language, type, year, quarter
Count of active repositories by quarter
select repository_language, count(distinct(repository_url)) as active_repos_by_url, YEAR(created_at) as year, QUARTER(created_at) as quarter, from [githubarchive:github.timeline] where type="PushEvent" group by repository_language, year, quarter order by repository_language, year DESC, quarter DESC
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