The GitHub labels


Thanks for pulling this together. You sent it to this old source forge list
and not the new list, so I've fixed that with this reply.

Honestly, the graph makes to problems not seem as bad as I thought it was.
I feel like most of the low-count tags like the MEPs and backends should
stay. But certainly things like "low-hanging" fruit and "Difficulty: Easy"
could be merged.



On Sat, Oct 29, 2016 at 2:45 PM, Nelle Varoquaux <nelle.varoquaux at> wrote:

Hi team,

We've been discussing at several occasions of cleaning up our GitHub
labels, and merging some. In order to guide the discussion of which
labels to keep and to move, I've analysed a bit what where the labels
we were using. Attached is a plot of the number of issues (including
PRs) open and closed for each labels.
Maybe we have too many labels? Most of them don't seem actively used.
For example, py3k seem to be used 4 times, only on closed tickets/PR.

I've done a similar analysis on scikit-image, scikit-learn and
ipython. Some labels seem to be consistently used quite highly across
all projects: the 3 difficulty levels, bug, ENH, DOC.

I'm playing a bit with the github API this afternoon, so if any other
statistics is useful, just let me know.


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