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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16,651
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42,732
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42,732
16,651
42,732
16,651
42,732
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42,732
16,651
42,732
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42,732
16,651
42,732
16,651
37,373
7,751
28,074
5,664
21,347
4,672
20,509
4,651
20,509
4,651
19,766
4,582
9,721
4,092
20,877
4,018
25,077
3,703
15,574
3,701
15,574
3,701
11,486
3,621
18,271
3,565
12,767
3,424
19,828
3,212
4,537
3,150
8,386
2,805
10,029
2,635
10,017
2,634
3,417
2,383
21,023
2,224
5,741
2,184
5,741
2,184
6,628
2,170
6,628
2,170
14,280
2,050
4,883
2,042
9,924
2,034
11,462
1,981
11,462
1,981
7,050
1,976
3,966
1,955
5,253
1,955
4,520
1,940
4,520
1,940
7,636
1,911
9,043
1,910
10,841
1,836
10,841
1,836
10,841
1,836
10,504
1,797
10,504
1,797
10,504
1,797
6,402
1,721
6,402
1,721
15,171
1,683
22,013
1,652
10,962
1,608
9,501
1,596
9,315
1,573
1,893
1,573
15,297
1,464
8,483
1,453
4,196
1,435
4,196
1,435
4,196
1,435
8,309
1,434
18,411
1,384
9,877
1,321
8,752
1,241
3,603
1,236
3,639
1,236
3,718
1,224
6,915
1,189
3,315
1,172
7,345
1,159