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

50,768
19,631
50,768
19,631
50,768
19,631
50,768
19,631
50,768
19,631
50,768
19,631
50,768
19,631
50,768
19,631
50,768
19,631
50,768
19,631
50,768
19,631
50,768
19,631
50,768
19,631
54,693
13,706
44,714
9,178
34,404
8,844
34,404
8,844
27,568
5,645
29,238
5,504
19,177
5,342
19,177
5,342
19,177
5,342
19,177
5,342
22,435
5,277
22,436
5,276
34,962
5,020
11,816
4,665
11,816
4,665
11,816
4,665
11,816
4,665
11,816
4,665
11,816
4,665
11,816
4,665
22,194
4,136
23,816
4,089
12,698
3,528
11,468
3,438
5,443
3,351
12,866
3,224
12,865
3,222
35,652
3,169
9,876
3,115
9,876
3,115
9,189
3,079
15,397
2,866
15,397
2,866
15,397
2,866
10,056
2,793
11,810
2,780
3,813
2,737
2,609
2,645
4,398
2,558
7,497
2,501
7,496
2,501
6,898
2,405
6,898
2,405
6,898
2,405
13,719
2,397
13,719
2,397
6,131
2,273
4,419
2,199
15,355
2,194
9,052
2,151
7,635
2,112
7,635
2,111
6,563
2,089
11,836
2,080
21,806
2,066
11,245
1,982
11,618
1,936
11,618
1,936
11,618
1,936
2,449
1,878
25,441
1,782
4,796
1,690
12,145
1,679
8,695
1,552