Project grants/Pi bot/Reports

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Date Total Wikidata Commons enwp simplewp frwp Meta Wikidata admin
2020-10-17 5,037,378 2,750,018 2,238,878 47,416 787 35 244 -
2021-01-01 5,977,166 3,636,521 2,291,067 48,474 815 36 253 -
2021-06-26 8,442,217 5,981,623 2,408,360 51,049 860 41 284 -
2021-12-31 9,279,520 6,710,093 2,514,744 53,410 921 42 310 -
2022-07-05 10,220,339 7,473,099 2,689,466 56,187 1,201 47 339 -
2023-01-01 11,043,164 8,187,444 2,796,574 57,470 1,251 51 374 129
2023-07-01 11,676,067 8,720,481 2,895,089 58,713 1,322 56 406 157
2024-01-01 12,196,576 9,086,520 3,048,143 59,985 1,433 68 427 182
2024-07-01 12,562,408 9,373,5420 3,125,593 61,253 1,499 73 448 279


1 July 2024

Edits continue as normal, with some maintenance fixes to the code. The Wikidata Infobox on Commons now has over 5 million uses, see commons:Category:Uses of Wikidata Infobox. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 08:56, 2 July 2024 (BST)

1 January 2024

Pi bot has made around half a million edits, continuing as normal. Some improvements were made to the code that handles new Wikidata items for new Wikipedia articles, and further expansion of this task is expected, particularly to support Wikiquote and other projects. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 17:12, 1 January 2024 (GMT)

1 July 2023

Pi bot has made around 600,000 edits in the last 6 months. No new bot requests were submitted, the bot just ran as normal. The script to create Wikidata items for new articles has been revised so that candidate matches first have to go through the Wikidata game, and only once all matches are declined does a new item get created. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 17:14, 1 July 2023 (BST)

1 January 2023

Pi bot has made around 800,000 edits in the last 6 months.

The latest bot requests were:

The start of Pi bot 24 is still pending. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 19:44, 1 January 2023 (GMT)

5 July 2022

Pi bot has made nearly a million edits since the last report, and has now made over 10 million edits, with no technical issues. A new bot account, Pi admin bot, is also now running for tasks that need admin access to Wikidata.

The latest bot requests were:

Pi bot 24 is not yet running since I haven't had time to do the detailed configuration, I hope to do this soon. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 20:08, 5 July 2022 (BST)

1 January 2022

In the last six months, the bot has made around 840k edits, mostly on Wikidata (730k), as well as Commons (100k). This represents more stable progress, rather than catch-up edits from previous reports.

The following new tasks were approved for it:

The deployment of the Wikidata Infobox on Commons has also been extended to date categories. The code will be migrated to Github shortly, as part of a consolidation of the code I've written into one set of git repositories. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 23:42, 31 December 2021 (GMT)

1 July 2021

Since the last report, the bot has made around 2.5 million edits, mostly on Wikidata (2.3 million), followed by Commons (120k). The following new tasks were approved for it:

Of these, copying labels for humans accounts for most of the edit count, followed by the creation of new items. The edit counts are below (the full table is at m:User:Pi bot/editcount). Up to this point, pi bot has created around 390k Wikidata items.

1 January 2021

This is a short report on Project grants/Pi bot as of 1 January 2021. The Raspberry Pi 4 was bought in October 2020, and Pi bot was migrated to it on 17 October. Since then it has made around 940k edits, most of which were on Wikidata (~880k), followed by Commons (~52k) and enwp (~1k). The full edit counts at the time of migration and this report are in the table below. While the previous Pi needed rebooting regularly, the new one has been working flawlessly.

The full list of tasks and their schedule is at meta:User:Pi bot. All scripts were upgraded to Python 3 when migrated to the new Pi, and are stored on bitbucket. Previously existing tasks (such as adding English labels to Wikidata based on Commons category names, and managing 'ship name' categories) are now running more regularly and reliably. New tasks have been implemented, including:

Two further tasks are in the proposal stage:

Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 20:03, 1 January 2021 (GMT)

Addendum 1: Did the new Raspberry Pi make this possible or just easier as it has performed more reliably? It's a mix of different things. The new pi is more reliable, so I have to spend less time restarting things, and I’ve been able to schedule more tasks to automatically run that I was having to manually start before. I also did a big code overhaul when moving to the new pi, which helps with maintenance. And now I have more confidence that when I propose a new task, the bot has the capacity to run them without running into capacity issues. Lastly, while the scripts usually stay within the 1GB of RAM that the previous pi had, having 8GB means that the scripts that run monthly that need more can use it, and there's more capacity to add more daily/weekly tasks in the future. Mike Peel (talk) 20:35, 26 January 2021 (GMT)
Addendum 2: Task 15 made approximately 350k edits. Task 14 has imported over 100k short descriptions during this period. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 20:35, 26 January 2021 (GMT)