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Is it possible to obtain a list of PyPI packages ordered by popularity (number of total downloads)?
I am unable to find a way to do this on PyPI. Perhaps PyPI provides a database dump for this purpose?
If I’m unable to find a simpler way, I plan to scrape PyPI using their JSON API.
http://pypi-ranking.info/ is currently down.
Another useful website is http://pythonwheels.com/. It shows the top 360 most-downloaded packages on PyPI. I believe the bar on the right lists these packages in order. Green packages are those that support wheels. White packages are those that don’t (yet).