Github Forks

Due to the high range of values this graph uses a logarithmic scale

This metric shows how often the source code repository has been forked on GitHub.

A fork is a copy of a repository. Forking a repository allows you to freely experiment with changes without affecting the original project.

Most commonly, forks are used to either propose changes to someone else's project or to use someone else's project as a starting point for your own idea.

Source: GitHub Documentation

A high number of forks can indicate an active development community around a library.

However if a library becomes unmaintained users of a library might have continued maintaining their own patched variants of a library via forks. This can lead to community-owned forks or, in worse cases, a fragmented development landscape and a library fading away.

A high number of forks in combination with a lot of unanswered pull requests often means that a library is not actively maintained at the moment.

Most forks

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17,115
43,854
17,115
43,854
17,115
43,854
17,115
43,854
17,115
43,854
17,115
43,854
17,115
43,854
17,115
43,854
17,115
43,854
17,115
43,854
17,115
38,459
7,995
28,227
5,636
22,647
5,169
22,647
5,169
22,836
4,924
20,128
4,722
9,882
4,154
21,142
4,032
26,379
3,902
16,044
3,846
16,044
3,846
18,804
3,647
11,527
3,593
12,777
3,452
19,981
3,207
4,624
3,144
8,553
2,853
10,474
2,754
10,454
2,752
3,462
2,461
21,921
2,297
7,020
2,247
7,020
2,247
5,906
2,222
5,906
2,222
10,201
2,108
5,121
2,095
14,493
2,071
11,846
2,045
11,846
2,045
11,467
2,028
11,467
2,028
11,467
2,028
7,924
2,019
7,125
1,994
4,026
1,992
4,649
1,977
4,649
1,977
5,398
1,974
9,058
1,919
6,570
1,834
6,570
1,834
10,648
1,832
10,648
1,832
10,648
1,832
15,278
1,686
22,482
1,678
9,774
1,640
1,988
1,640
9,672
1,639
17,111
1,631
11,153
1,619
20,145
1,505
8,567
1,456
8,375
1,449
4,223
1,438
4,223
1,438
4,223
1,438
10,105
1,351
8,872
1,261
1,400
1,260
3,661
1,259
3,655
1,236
3,744
1,228
3,443
1,188
7,445
1,186