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Personal approach for collecting Emacs usage statistics advice?

Lately I’ve been curious whether or not my actual Emacs keymapping usage actually reflects how I think I use it. What I mean is that I have a goal of mapping frequently used operations to easily-accessible keybindings on the keyboard. What I plan to do is to record my usage so that I can study it to find mapping decisions that I got right, and wrong, and also identify things that I use that I should be mapping closer to home.

The simplest approach would be to use a keylogger, or advice inside of Emacs.

What I am curious about is your approach if you had done, or would do, something like this, and your thoughts an ideas.

In my case I lay out my mappings for how far away from home they are, and that has worked well so far, but I would like some numbers to back up that claim though it is not too serious depending upon how you look at it.

Cross posted from help-gnu-emacs


  1. Fuco1 wrote:

    You can use the keyfreq package to do exactly that :)

    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 04:27 | Permalink
  2. elvince wrote:

    I remember that article by Xah Lee:
    Finally he advises to use keyfreq now:

    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 05:41 | Permalink
  3. Grant wrote:


    Thank you.

    Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 08:02 | Permalink

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