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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20,030
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51,843
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51,843
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51,843
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51,843
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51,843
20,030
57,242
14,156
36,391
9,309
36,391
9,309
45,668
9,302
27,966
5,654
29,350
5,485
22,871
5,344
22,871
5,343
36,064
5,145
12,036
4,694
12,036
4,694
12,036
4,694
12,036
4,694
12,036
4,694
12,036
4,694
12,036
4,694
19,696
4,600
19,696
4,600
19,696
4,600
19,696
4,600
24,682
4,143
22,347
4,127
1,792
3,715
12,691
3,517
11,427
3,404
5,558
3,358
10,479
3,302
10,479
3,302
13,162
3,277
13,162
3,277
36,973
3,246
9,267
3,094
10,507
2,949
5,122
2,942
15,826
2,931
15,826
2,931
15,826
2,931
2,749
2,894
12,049
2,858
3,874
2,747
7,652
2,577
7,653
2,577
13,903
2,449
13,903
2,449
7,063
2,402
7,063
2,402
7,063
2,402
6,226
2,277
4,457
2,214
15,464
2,203
12,186
2,180
9,065
2,156
7,702
2,132
7,702
2,132
22,173
2,090
6,743
2,084
11,436
1,992
11,772
1,955
11,772
1,955
11,772
1,955
2,513
1,902
5,220
1,835
25,796
1,796
12,323
1,695