A brief history of the Julia repository

07/28/2023, 3:10 PM3:20 PM UTC


This is a light hearted talk that looks at some interesting statistics and tidbits of the Julia repo from the almost 15 years it has existed.


The Julia repository has existed for almost 15 years with the first commit being done at Sat Aug 22 20:39:06 2009. Over 50'000 commits has been made, 22'000+ issues and 25'000+ PRs have been opened and 130+ releases have been tagged.

This light hearted talk presents some of the more interesting statistics from the Julia repo. Among others, here are some of the questions that will be answered:

  • How has the ratio of open to closed PRs and issues evolved over time? How does this compare to the repositories of other languages. Are there any conclusions to be made from this.
  • How has the frequency of Julia releases changed over time.
  • What PR has the longest title? What PR was the fastest from creation to merge? What PR took the longest from getting created to getting merged? Etc.

As a bonus, the presentation for this talk is made completely programatically and can be regenerated with a single command to incorporate the future data.

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