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

43,339
16,874
43,339
16,874
43,339
16,874
43,339
16,874
43,339
16,874
43,339
16,874
43,339
16,874
43,339
16,874
43,339
16,874
43,339
16,874
43,339
16,874
37,984
7,887
28,161
5,650
21,650
4,915
21,650
4,915
21,806
4,766
19,948
4,655
9,821
4,140
21,039
4,041
25,667
3,794
15,887
3,788
15,887
3,788
18,585
3,609
11,508
3,599
12,790
3,444
19,894
3,218
4,596
3,152
8,465
2,841
10,252
2,691
10,274
2,690
3,442
2,423
21,552
2,273
5,828
2,214
5,828
2,214
6,822
2,208
6,822
2,208
5,022
2,076
10,082
2,073
14,405
2,061
11,684
2,028
11,684
2,028
7,083
1,977
3,997
1,976
5,345
1,971
7,782
1,966
4,612
1,957
4,612
1,957
11,187
1,945
11,187
1,945
11,187
1,945
9,052
1,918
10,594
1,812
10,594
1,812
10,594
1,812
6,493
1,779
6,491
1,778
15,227
1,681
22,289
1,661
9,550
1,623
9,661
1,618
11,052
1,616
1,933
1,603
16,409
1,549
8,532
1,456
19,270
1,445
8,349
1,442
4,214
1,436
4,214
1,436
4,214
1,436
10,038
1,338
8,805
1,254
3,646
1,245
3,652
1,236
3,735
1,223
1,320
1,196
3,379
1,185
6,913
1,185