The popularity rating of Airbrake explained

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The highest rated repository is rails/rails with 25062 watchers and 9780 forks, resulting in a Github score of 100.00 The highest rated Rubygem is rake with 66212537 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 563 watchers and 245 forks, resulting in a Github score of 2.42 Now, the gem airbrake has got 3833714 total downloads
Therefore, the relative popularity percentage can be calculated for Airbrake
2.42 watchers & forks * 100% = 2.42%
100.00 top score
3833714 total downloads * 100% = 5.79%
66212537 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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