Record install information for your npm packages in Google Analytics.
install-stats helps you find out:
- installed versions of your package
- which versions of node.js are used to install your packages
- which versions of npm are used to install your packages
- which operating systems your packages installed on
- which architectures (x86, x64 etc) your packages installed on
- other names your package may be published under
- plus most of the features of Google Analytics
First, if you haven't already got one, setup a Google Analytics account: https://analytics.google.com
Create a new property and copy the tracking id, it should look like:
install-stats as a dependency of your module's package.json:
Then add the install script to the package.json file, including your Google Analytics property tracking id:
Then publish a new version to npm and install data will begin to show up in Google Analytics under the
This package does not provide any interface for exporting data directly but Google Analytics has an advanced API for generate reports that you can use to export data: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/reporting/core/v4/quickstart/web-js
Installs are stored in Google Analytics as events (rather than traditional pageviews) with custom dimensions for each attribute of the system it was install in.
To disable stats tracking with the
--ignore-scripts flag in npm, for a one time install:
npm install --ignore-scripts
Or permanently disable scripts with the following command:
npm config set ignore-scripts true
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