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

55,163
20,980
55,163
20,980
55,163
20,980
55,163
20,980
55,163
20,980
55,163
20,980
55,163
20,980
55,163
20,980
55,163
20,980
55,163
20,980
55,163
20,980
55,163
20,980
55,163
20,980
64,283
15,081
41,028
10,247
41,028
10,247
48,515
9,694
29,148
5,668
38,788
5,541
23,800
5,438
23,800
5,437
29,642
5,410
21,690
4,896
21,690
4,896
21,690
4,896
21,690
4,896
21,690
4,896
21,690
4,896
12,716
4,773
12,716
4,773
12,716
4,773
12,716
4,773
12,716
4,773
12,716
4,773
12,716
4,773
33,900
4,501
25,965
4,315
22,462
4,145
11,925
3,767
11,927
3,767
1,818
3,651
42,079
3,638
12,599
3,457
14,071
3,422
14,069
3,422
7,161
3,412
3,320
3,405
5,804
3,334
11,350
3,330
32,558
3,140
9,459
3,129
11,168
3,111
16,800
3,035
16,800
3,035
16,800
3,035
12,531
2,999
3,949
2,738
7,889
2,593
7,889
2,593
14,461
2,565
14,461
2,565
7,510
2,437
7,510
2,437
7,510
2,437
7,510
2,437
13,005
2,342
6,448
2,273
4,510
2,221
15,723
2,208
6,607
2,173
9,024
2,164
7,864
2,153
7,864
2,153
22,721
2,136
7,311
2,122