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

44,487
17,371
44,487
17,371
44,487
17,371
44,487
17,371
44,487
17,371
44,487
17,371
44,487
17,371
44,487
17,371
44,487
17,371
44,487
17,371
44,487
17,371
38,440
10,175
39,135
8,136
28,350
5,642
23,894
5,596
23,894
5,596
23,750
5,103
20,332
4,786
10,013
4,188
27,370
4,096
21,259
4,060
16,326
3,909
16,326
3,909
19,073
3,683
11,548
3,580
12,785
3,477
20,060
3,196
4,676
3,175
8,623
2,891
10,821
2,797
10,758
2,789
3,505
2,508
22,595
2,352
7,215
2,335
7,215
2,335
6,021
2,242
6,021
2,242
10,378
2,165
11,940
2,145
11,940
2,145
11,940
2,145
8,142
2,134
5,218
2,113
14,591
2,090
12,081
2,079
12,081
2,079
4,092
2,017
7,217
2,011
4,729
2,001
4,729
2,001
5,531
1,992
9,068
1,925
6,662
1,909
6,660
1,908
10,749
1,859
10,749
1,859
10,749
1,859
17,881
1,755
15,360
1,695
22,822
1,687
9,927
1,685
2,032
1,679
9,848
1,667
11,278
1,624
21,362
1,622
8,394
1,458
8,617
1,452
4,240
1,432
4,240
1,432
4,240
1,432
1,507
1,373
10,304
1,353
8,949
1,277
3,696
1,264
3,679
1,240
3,765
1,225
7,488
1,206