This website shows the number of bitcoin transactions per day, but I want to know how many there are total. How can I do this?
From this JSON source, the totals can be computed:
Building on Stephen's answer, here's a python script that will parse out the data and give you a total.
There's an important problem, though. It will only load the last year of data.
import urllib2 import json url = "http://blockchain.info/charts/n-transactions?format=json" page = urllib2.urlopen(url).read() data = json.loads(page)['values'] data = map(lambda point: point['y'], data) print int(sum(data))