[Update] Julia Observer: Stack Overflow, Trending & Julia.jl's Categories

Hi All,

It’s been a couple months since the last one of these, so I thought:

In terms of non-bug fixes, the following features have been added:

  • Requires/Used-By lists
  • Stack Overflow news items
  • Trending packages* // daily, weekly, monthly
  • Improved search capabilities
  • An About page

If any toys you want are missing from the site, feel free to suggest them now

Thanks all! Keep up the good fight :slight_smile:

*scraped from: https://github.com/trending/julia


For reference, these are the current suggestions:

This site is a great resource, thanks.

A couple of suggestions:

  • The categories don’t seem quite as useful as they could be. For one, they are not ordered alphabetically. We might benefit from more description or fewer categories. For example, MXNet could go in “GPU”, “Computing”, “Stats” or even “Opt” or “Math”. (I’m assuming the categories are not necessarily disjoint sets?) Also, “Astro” and “Astrodynamics” are both categories. I realize these names are generated algorithmically somehow, so I’m not sure what the solution would be.
  • It would be nice if search results were sort-able in the same manner as other lists.
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Thanks for the suggestions!

  • sorting on search results sounds good to me
  • how to implement categorization has been an issue from the beginning

If you have any ideas on how categorization should be done, I would be very happy to listen to them.
That would be a nice thing to have working.


There’s a long standing open Julia issue about adding tags to packages. I think this is included in Pkg3? I guess we’ll find out next week (JuliaCon).

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Search results are now sortable in the same manner as other lists

// whoopsie. broke the website for a second there…

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Just fixed categories to be more in line with what you mentioned (i.e. julia observer uses Julia.jl’s data for category building)

// repeat of this post

reminder: suggestions are always welcome :slight_smile:

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Looking nice! This’ll be a useful resource.

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