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

4,815
3,218
941
1,159
3,431
490
3,431
490
1,219
326
409
319
1,530
301
2,917
286
1,393
251
1,439
201
1,562
193
375
191
950
177
651
159
651
159
651
159
2,676
149
1,600
143
1,600
143
1,600
143
824
138
336
97
1,072
89
1,072
89
367
84
556
80
837
74
217
62
28
47
757
39
95
36
138
34
108
34