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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18,755
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18,755
48,547
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48,547
18,755
48,547
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48,547
18,755
48,547
18,755
48,547
18,755
48,547
18,755
48,433
12,500
42,865
8,857
30,651
7,759
30,651
7,759
26,710
5,583
29,058
5,579
21,714
5,109
21,717
5,109
32,449
4,750
11,276
4,537
11,276
4,537
11,276
4,537
11,276
4,537
11,276
4,537
11,276
4,537
11,276
4,537
18,213
4,277
18,213
4,277
18,213
4,277
18,213
4,277
21,888
4,096
22,092
3,928
12,754
3,577
11,528
3,478
5,174
3,313
12,210
3,081
12,210
3,081
9,020
3,016
31,687
2,929
8,845
2,781
8,845
2,781
14,443
2,681
14,443
2,681
14,443
2,681
3,713
2,654
32,484
2,641
11,435
2,613
9,336
2,576
6,597
2,351
6,597
2,351
6,597
2,351
7,212
2,348
7,212
2,348
13,237
2,306
13,237
2,306
2,250
2,271
5,907
2,222
15,146
2,171
4,319
2,147
9,067
2,101
7,474
2,072
6,186
2,053
21,017
1,995
10,845
1,908
11,332
1,904
11,332
1,904
11,332
1,904
11,013
1,900
2,282
1,808
3,065
1,800
24,736
1,749
11,864
1,654
8,640
1,535
8,912
1,491
4,166
1,423
11,477
1,407
4,286
1,406