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

47,402
18,360
47,402
18,360
47,402
18,360
47,402
18,360
47,402
18,360
47,402
18,360
47,402
18,360
47,402
18,360
47,402
18,360
47,402
18,360
47,402
18,360
47,402
18,360
47,402
18,360
45,933
11,939
42,010
8,673
28,973
7,223
28,973
7,223
28,893
5,606
26,172
5,538
21,363
5,037
21,363
5,037
21,363
5,036
30,904
4,603
10,990
4,452
10,990
4,452
10,990
4,452
10,990
4,452
10,990
4,452
10,990
4,452
10,990
4,452
17,810
4,203
17,810
4,203
17,810
4,203
17,810
4,203
21,709
4,080
21,307
3,874
12,757
3,577
11,534
3,510
5,028
3,290
11,895
3,021
11,896
3,020
8,905
2,976
30,607
2,804
8,387
2,680
8,387
2,680
3,670
2,633
13,924
2,578
13,924
2,578
13,924
2,578
11,245
2,504
9,100
2,483
29,340
2,412
6,436
2,308
6,436
2,308
6,436
2,308
7,073
2,252
7,075
2,248
12,929
2,247
12,929
2,247
5,755
2,200
15,002
2,144
4,268
2,118
7,427
2,051
2,090
2,036
6,016
2,028
20,658
1,980
9,057
1,942
11,173
1,897
11,173
1,897
11,173
1,897
10,637
1,854
10,775
1,845
2,232
1,791
24,374
1,731
15,750
1,684
11,715
1,644
8,578
1,503
8,842
1,471
4,267
1,416
4,267
1,416
4,267
1,416
2,485
1,415
4,086
1,392
11,198
1,391