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

47,004
18,207
47,004
18,207
47,004
18,207
47,004
18,207
47,004
18,207
47,004
18,207
47,004
18,207
47,004
18,207
47,004
18,207
47,004
18,207
47,004
18,207
47,004
18,207
47,004
18,207
44,966
11,750
41,665
8,620
28,357
7,059
28,357
7,059
28,853
5,611
25,959
5,501
21,246
5,008
21,247
5,007
21,247
5,007
30,201
4,560
10,780
4,418
10,780
4,418
10,780
4,418
10,780
4,418
10,780
4,418
10,780
4,418
10,780
4,418
17,537
4,163
17,537
4,163
17,537
4,163
17,537
4,163
21,665
4,077
21,026
3,858
12,752
3,560
11,536
3,520
4,997
3,277
11,803
3,009
11,805
3,009
8,863
2,971
30,168
2,774
3,661
2,627
8,230
2,620
8,230
2,620
13,708
2,540
13,708
2,540
13,708
2,540
11,164
2,474
9,019
2,450
28,476
2,332
6,410
2,304
6,410
2,304
6,410
2,304
12,834
2,234
12,834
2,234
7,041
2,228
7,041
2,227
5,696
2,195
14,985
2,141
4,260
2,108
7,397
2,051
5,976
2,026
4,822
2,010
4,822
2,010
2,021
1,968
20,557
1,961
9,067
1,945
11,128
1,890
11,128
1,890
11,128
1,890
10,554
1,838
10,685
1,832
2,209
1,793
24,246
1,733
15,678
1,685
11,676
1,639
8,548
1,498
8,818
1,463
4,261
1,416
4,261
1,416
4,261
1,416
11,098
1,391