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01 October 2014

Metrics from the first draft

It took me 683 commits to write the first draft of Effective Python over the course of 132 days (~4 months). That includes all the work for tools I built, the website, notes, and code examples. I've been storing the content in a private GitHub repo. Here are some fun metrics from it.

Commit density by day:

The majority of my commits are on the weekends.

Commits per week:

I was offline quite a lot in September.

Commits by hour of day / day of week:

Clearly I have been staying up way too late working on this thing.

What will be interesting is how many commits it takes to do revisions and get the book into a publishable state.
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