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[stackalytics] Reported numbers seem inaccurate


On Mon, Apr 15, 2019, at 5:20 PM, Julia Kreger wrote:
> In working on the project update for Ironic, I too have noticed wild
> inaccuracies.
> 
> For one contributor, I found it reported 1 commit for a specific
> contributor in one screen, but when looking at the data differently
> that same user showed four different commits.
> 
> Looking at the commit count reporting for ironic-group, it also only
> shows about 200 commits for stein, but when I manually dump the data
> out from the `git log` output I count in excess of 600 commits.

To add to the weirdness: if you start at the default stackalytics page, then select "Ironic Official" as the module, then switch from reviews to commits it seems to reload for me and show 964 commits instead of ~200. Perhaps there are multiple backends and one or more of them have old/inaccurate data?

> 
> It also reported like 63 contributors for stein, but I get 123 based
> on just the commit log author/co-authored-by data. I totally get that
> there are lots of edge cases to cover in any UI to show insight, but
> the data just does not seem like it is accurately reporting.
> 
> Is it time for us, as a community, to whip up something that helps
> provide basic insight?
> 
> -Julia