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

42,134
16,459
42,134
16,459
42,134
16,459
42,134
16,459
42,134
16,459
42,134
16,459
42,134
16,459
42,134
16,459
42,134
16,459
42,134
16,459
42,134
16,459
36,873
7,681
27,960
5,685
20,891
4,596
19,597
4,527
19,523
4,395
19,523
4,395
9,616
4,069
20,628
3,995
15,341
3,674
11,463
3,624
24,539
3,610
17,984
3,525
12,729
3,393
19,755
3,207
4,491
3,151
8,311
2,782
9,855
2,589
9,851
2,584
3,384
2,344
20,550
2,179
5,658
2,164
5,658
2,164
6,466
2,139
6,466
2,139
14,166
2,037
4,753
2,004
9,708
1,984
6,991
1,963
11,296
1,955
11,296
1,955
3,939
1,946
5,194
1,941
4,431
1,917
4,431
1,917
9,034
1,916
7,421
1,839
10,399
1,775
10,399
1,775
10,399
1,775
10,374
1,737
10,374
1,737
10,374
1,737
6,285
1,686
6,285
1,686
15,096
1,679
21,708
1,637
10,865
1,600
9,364
1,571
1,848
1,542
9,168
1,534
8,422
1,442
4,188
1,439
4,188
1,439
4,188
1,439
8,259
1,424
14,729
1,400
17,634
1,323
9,765
1,316
3,569
1,240
3,630
1,239
8,680
1,235
3,697
1,223
6,927
1,190
3,240
1,161
7,277
1,144