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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18,558
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18,558
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18,558
48,111
18,558
48,111
18,558
47,249
12,251
42,483
8,766
29,866
7,509
29,866
7,509
28,981
5,586
26,412
5,568
21,556
5,078
21,549
5,072
21,549
5,072
31,611
4,695
11,172
4,499
11,172
4,499
11,172
4,499
11,172
4,499
11,172
4,499
11,172
4,499
11,172
4,499
18,034
4,239
18,034
4,239
18,034
4,239
18,034
4,239
21,799
4,084
21,727
3,895
12,749
3,583
11,532
3,489
5,092
3,306
12,077
3,064
12,074
3,063
8,970
2,994
31,200
2,867
8,619
2,736
8,619
2,736
14,201
2,640
14,201
2,640
14,201
2,640
3,685
2,631
11,372
2,585
31,495
2,568
9,223
2,540
6,534
2,333
6,534
2,333
6,534
2,333
7,149
2,308
7,149
2,308
13,117
2,279
13,117
2,279
5,828
2,210
2,168
2,158
15,072
2,151
4,302
2,126
7,462
2,061
6,106
2,042
9,060
2,032
20,863
1,981
11,268
1,900
11,268
1,900
11,268
1,900
10,757
1,883
10,900
1,873
2,251
1,806
24,588
1,744
15,833
1,689
11,801
1,651
2,780
1,646
8,622
1,525
8,880
1,482
4,278
1,413
4,278
1,413
4,278
1,413