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

46,506
18,069
46,506
18,069
46,506
18,069
46,506
18,069
46,506
18,069
46,506
18,069
46,506
18,069
46,506
18,069
46,506
18,069
46,506
18,069
46,506
18,069
46,506
18,069
46,506
18,069
43,806
11,511
41,246
8,551
27,546
6,790
27,546
6,790
28,766
5,611
25,471
5,435
21,099
4,974
21,099
4,974
21,098
4,971
29,790
4,497
10,635
4,377
10,635
4,377
10,635
4,377
10,635
4,377
10,635
4,377
10,635
4,377
10,635
4,377
17,327
4,102
17,327
4,102
17,327
4,102
17,327
4,102
21,547
4,075
20,616
3,837
12,757
3,556
11,544
3,527
4,962
3,264
20,195
3,173
11,651
2,980
11,647
2,978
8,820
2,947
29,484
2,721
3,639
2,623
8,036
2,585
8,036
2,585
13,432
2,488
13,432
2,488
13,432
2,488
11,032
2,416
8,888
2,382
6,343
2,288
6,343
2,288
6,343
2,288
12,701
2,203
12,701
2,203
5,624
2,179
6,977
2,162
6,983
2,161
14,936
2,132
4,234
2,083
7,367
2,043
5,896
2,017
4,812
2,013
4,812
2,013
25,103
1,971
9,069
1,945
20,304
1,936
11,056
1,881
11,056
1,881
11,056
1,881
1,945
1,868
10,452
1,805
10,551
1,803
2,193
1,775
24,056
1,726
15,616
1,693
11,603
1,634
8,536
1,492
8,777
1,465
4,258
1,424
4,258
1,424
4,258
1,424