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

49,260
19,066
49,260
19,066
49,260
19,066
49,260
19,066
49,260
19,066
49,260
19,066
49,260
19,066
49,260
19,066
49,260
19,066
49,260
19,066
49,260
19,066
49,260
19,066
49,260
19,066
51,247
12,941
43,504
8,996
32,153
8,219
32,153
8,219
27,077
5,629
29,157
5,548
21,965
5,178
21,967
5,177
33,078
4,834
11,473
4,613
11,473
4,613
11,473
4,613
11,473
4,613
11,473
4,613
11,473
4,613
11,473
4,613
18,525
4,334
18,525
4,334
18,525
4,334
18,525
4,334
22,024
4,105
22,760
3,978
12,737
3,568
11,505
3,462
5,267
3,327
12,423
3,129
12,423
3,129
9,059
3,034
32,458
2,993
9,168
2,879
9,168
2,879
14,807
2,760
14,807
2,760
14,807
2,760
33,769
2,740
11,526
2,699
9,483
2,680
3,742
2,679
7,322
2,458
7,323
2,458
2,385
2,449
6,715
2,379
6,715
2,379
6,715
2,379
13,422
2,345
13,422
2,345
6,011
2,238
15,237
2,184
4,356
2,168
9,070
2,116
7,531
2,084
3,518
2,069
6,332
2,060
21,295
2,022
11,291
1,965
11,018
1,937
11,423
1,915
11,423
1,915
11,423
1,915
2,331
1,835
25,032
1,751
11,994
1,665
8,653
1,546
8,990
1,500
4,125
1,464
4,220
1,444