Sunday, April 23, 2006

Download statistics for chemblaics components

Here are some quick download statistics for some of the chemblaics components. First Jmol. The new stable Jmol 10.2 was release just over a week ago, and this obviously boosted downloads, breaking the monthly download total of two earlier this year (source):

Statistics for the CDK include download numbers for the CDK library itself, but for JChemPaint, the CDK News, and several other packages too. Totals are at about 1/3rd of Jmol. Another new record, breaking an earlier record set in February 2003 (source):

Finally, I want to mention the overall download count for kfile_chemical was is much higher than I ever would have hoped for: 1125 in 7 months! Maybe I should ask to get this in the KDE extragear.

Update: fixed Jmol link.


  1. If you're curious, Open Babel is somewhere in between JMol and CDK.

    But I think it's a good sign -- even counting people who download multiple packages, that's thousands of people using open source chem-bla-ics packages. :-)


  2. Yeah, good numbers indeed. Bioclipse is getting a *lot* of attention now too... with the JAX-award nomination and so...

    Geoff, Bioclipse does not have an OpenBabel plugin yet, but if interested in that, let's talk a bit about it... I have this in mind for after the Bioclispe 1.0.

    One feature will certainly be InChI generation, but lot of things are possible...