The statistics window is divided into three sections: General, Blocks and Items. The General screen shows a multitude of generic statistics which are listed in the table below. The Blocks screen shows the number of times different blocks have been crafted, used (placed) and mined. The Items screen shows the number of times different items have been depleted, crafted and used to destroy blocks. The buttons at the top of the Blocks and Items screens can be used to sort the list.
The number of times "Save and quit to title" has been clicked.
The total amount of time played. This is not necessarily displayed in minutes - it displays in seconds, minutes, hours or days whichever makes the most sense. If the game is paused this number ceases to increase. If "5.50 h" is displayed this means that you have played for 5 hours and 30 minutes (not 50 minutes).
The total distance walked.
The total distance swum. Wading through water also increases this number. It does not include vertical distance from bouncing in water.
The total distance fallen, excluding jumping. If the player falls more than one block, the entire jump is counted.
The total distance traveled up ladders or vines.
Distance traveled upwards and forwards at the same time, while more than one block above the ground.
Statistics are stored in .minecraft/saves/world name/stats/username.json (world name/stats/username.json on servers). They keep track of these stats, as well as achievements earned. The file structure is JSON based, it looks like this:
Statistics are stored in the stats-change section. All of these fields are empty unless they need updating. For example, until you jump, the number of times you've jumped will not be recorded. Distance is stored in centimeters, and time is stored in ticks (where one tick equals 0.052 seconds). An example entry for Games Quit:
Notch talked about statistics (along with achievements) on his March 18 2011 blog post:
Achievements will NOT be chores like “cut down 10000 trees”, but rather challenges like “ride a pig off a cliff”. Stats, however, will be used to keep track of how many trees you have cut down. The long term plan is to show achievements and stats from the profile page on minecraft.net as well, in case you want to brag.
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