The popularity rating of Airbrake explained

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The highest rated repository is rails/rails with 27572 watchers and 11066 forks, resulting in a Github score of 100.00 The highest rated Rubygem is rake with 80247342 total downloads
These are the references for the score, marking the popularity of 100%
Now, the repository for Airbrake over at airbrake/airbrake has got 616 watchers and 277 forks, resulting in a Github score of 2.41 Now, the gem airbrake has got 5022050 total downloads
Therefore, the relative popularity percentage can be calculated for Airbrake
2.41 watchers & forks * 100% = 2.41%
100.00 top score
5022050 total downloads * 100% = 6.25%
80247342 top score
The average of those two values results in the score:


So, assuming everyone is using the most popular projects,
roughly one out of 20 Rubyists use Airbrake

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