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

45,040
17,632
45,040
17,632
45,040
17,632
45,040
17,632
45,040
17,632
45,040
17,632
45,040
17,632
45,040
17,632
45,040
17,632
45,040
17,632
45,040
17,632
45,040
17,632
45,040
17,632
39,808
10,482
39,638
8,235
24,861
5,960
24,861
5,960
28,491
5,635
24,453
5,225
20,549
4,843
28,061
4,235
10,115
4,202
21,349
4,070
16,549
3,959
16,549
3,959
19,434
3,743
11,562
3,566
12,780
3,511
20,088
3,197
4,775
3,197
8,690
2,914
11,047
2,851
11,037
2,847
3,552
2,558
26,893
2,526
7,415
2,401
7,415
2,401
6,134
2,267
6,134
2,267
6,134
2,267
12,413
2,252
12,413
2,252
12,413
2,252
10,554
2,222
8,347
2,211
5,338
2,145
12,254
2,118
12,254
2,118
14,686
2,100
4,801
2,027
4,801
2,027
4,137
2,026
7,254
2,015
5,657
1,989
6,754
1,978
6,745
1,976
9,068
1,928
10,860
1,870
10,860
1,870
10,860
1,870
18,561
1,825
10,103
1,732
2,084
1,704
23,220
1,703
15,476
1,700
10,006
1,695
22,312
1,680
11,410
1,630
1,590
1,491
8,461
1,465
8,664
1,451
4,249
1,424
4,249
1,424
4,249
1,424
10,472
1,359
3,805
1,308
9,029
1,294
3,694
1,242