7 comments on “iTunes Missing Feature – Library Statistics

  1. istat is genius but it’s possible to have TOP 20 artists ? (sorry for my english)

    • Thanks! And sure it can be done. Edit each function that builds the charts such that the loop is incremented to 20 or 5 or whatever you want. The functions building the charts are all named similar: StatBldCht*

      Note the highlighted line below where you would change the max from 10 to whatever:

      // Create top 10 Tracks chart
      function StatBldChtTopTrk() {
      var eChart = document.getElementById('cChartTopTrk');
      var aTopNames = [], aTopPlays = [], iLp = 0;

      // Sort artists by play count
      aTracks.sort(function(a, b){ return b.fPlay - a.fPlay });

      // Grab top 10
      for (iLp = 0; iLp < 10; iLp ++) {

      I built this with 10 in mind as thats what I was after. Increasing beyond ten may cause the graph colors to break, or appear the same beyond 10 because the code is written with an array of 10 colors. You could expand them, or alter them if you dont like the rainbow effect, by modifying the arrays. For 20, you would need 10 more array entries for both backgroundColor and borderColor. Again in each StatBldCht* function, look for this part of the code and modify:

      backgroundColor: [
      'rgba(227, 28, 28, 0.7)',
      'rgba(235, 103, 25, 0.7)',
      'rgba(246, 161, 16, 0.7)',
      'rgba(246, 215, 1, 0.7)',
      'rgba(154, 194, 30, 0.7)',
      'rgba(0, 139, 89, 0.7)',
      'rgba(12, 138, 182, 0.7)',
      'rgba(51, 92, 163, 0.7)',
      'rgba(87, 60, 142, 0.7)',
      'rgba(181, 14, 144, 0.7)'
      borderColor: [
      'rgb(227, 28, 28)',
      'rgb(235, 103, 25)',
      'rgb(246, 161, 16)',
      'rgb(246, 215, 1)',
      'rgb(154, 194, 30)',
      'rgb(0, 139, 89)',
      'rgb(12, 138, 182)',
      'rgb(51, 92, 163)',
      'rgb(87, 60, 142)',
      'rgb(181, 14, 144)'

      Then you would want to change the text of the chart match the number of entries. Simply modify the line in each StatBldCht* function (bold here):

      options: {
      legend: { display: false },
      title: { text: 'Top 10 Tracks (by Plays)' },

      I know a lot of this code could be shared across functions making it quicker to modify. I didn’t want to put a ton of effort into the project. Note that I’ve also read that the XML file output will likely be deprecated by Apple in the future, making this useless. Very disappointing.

      • I’ve updated iStats to 1.4.0 which includes some new features including
        – Top n results (1 – 10), and easier to modify
        – Export library to CSV.
        – Song durations extracted and total listening time calculated.
        See post for details.

      • Though Apple Music no longer generates the XML by default. You can force an export using File > Library > Export Library… So iStats is useful again as it can read that output. I have an update complete (1.3.0) and nearly ready for publication that allows an export to CSV of the fields this utility generates stats for. The intent for the CSV output is so it can be ingested into data analysis tools such as Elasticsearch and Splunk. I will also be adding song duration metrics and total time listened in a future release.

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