When do we code?

Programmers are machines that turn caffeine into code?

Commit times histogram



What's this?

Doing research for Why programmers work at night, I analyzed 504,015 Github repositories. You are looking at the histogram of their commit times.

I have about 3GB of punchcard data on a hard drive in the cloud, I'm taking suggestions about what I should look into next :)

What's it mean?

It means programmers do not work at night. Well, some do, there's more than 5,000,000 commits at midnight ... In general they like afternoons and evenings.

Commit volume peaks between 3pm and 4pm when people are getting off work, after that it drops dramatically but stays relatively high and level until midnight. Indicating a lot of work happens in early to late evening.

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