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A Node.js module for interacting with a local Datadog StatsD agent over UDP.

Datadog extends StatsD with additional features — histograms and tags. This client is an extension of a general StatsD client to work with their implementation.


npm install @grove/dogstatsd


const DogStatsD = require('@grove/dogstatsd')
const metrics = new DogStatsD()

Note: If you want to use this library as a generic StatsD client it will work just fine. Just don't pass in tags parameters or use the histogram method.


See the Datadog DogStatsD guide for information on using these methods.


Aside from the constructor and sendEvent, the options parameter is a hash that may include tags and sampleRate

constructor(host='localhost', port=8125, [socket], [options])

If a socket parameter is not provided a UDP socket is created and cleaned up as needed.

The last parameter is an optional options object, which may have the following properties:

  • globalTags: an array of strings to be included as tags with every metric sent

increment(stat, delta=1, [options])

If you're passing options you must also pass delta

decrement(stat, delta=1, [options])

options is a hash that may include tags and sampleRate If you're passing options you must also pass delta

set(stat, value, [options])

gauge(stat, value, [options])

timing(stat, value, [options])

createTimer(stat, [options])

Returns an object with a stop method to call. Then calls timing under the hood with the measured change in time. Uses process.hrtime for high-resolution timing.

histogram(stat, value, [options])

sendEvent(title, text, [options])

Options include:

  • dateHappened=Date.now()
  • priority='normal'
  • type='info'
  • hostname
  • aggregationKey
  • sourceTypeName
  • tags

Error handling

If no socket argument is given to the constructor, then a UDP socket is created as needed when sending data to the Datadog agent. We place a no-op function as the error handler to swallow any errors that may occur on the socket.

If a socket argument is given, then it's up to the user to provide error handling mechanisms. A client's socket is accessible from the client.socket property.

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