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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18,882
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18,882
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18,882
48,767
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18,882
48,767
18,882
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18,882
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18,882
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18,882
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18,882
48,767
18,882
48,767
18,882
48,767
18,882
49,651
12,660
43,090
8,932
31,353
7,951
31,353
7,951
26,863
5,598
29,072
5,569
21,792
5,135
21,794
5,134
32,680
4,776
11,350
4,570
11,350
4,570
11,350
4,570
11,350
4,570
11,350
4,570
11,350
4,570
11,350
4,570
18,304
4,292
18,304
4,292
18,304
4,292
18,304
4,292
21,939
4,097
22,345
3,953
12,748
3,578
11,527
3,471
5,205
3,326
12,291
3,102
12,291
3,102
9,036
3,024
31,951
2,952
8,966
2,823
8,966
2,823
14,565
2,702
14,565
2,702
14,565
2,702
33,019
2,678
3,721
2,666
11,414
2,646
9,385
2,611
7,254
2,393
7,254
2,393
6,638
2,358
6,638
2,358
6,638
2,358
2,309
2,347
13,300
2,325
13,300
2,325
5,952
2,228
15,185
2,177
4,331
2,152
9,071
2,105
7,494
2,076
6,243
2,058
21,062
2,000
11,144
1,933
10,901
1,923
3,216
1,909
11,365
1,908
11,365
1,908
11,365
1,908
2,294
1,821
24,855
1,752
11,910
1,658
8,652
1,540
8,930
1,496
4,183
1,435
11,551
1,410
4,291
1,405