The popularity rating of Appraisal explained

Github Repository Rubygem
The highest rated repository is rails/rails with 30890 watchers and 12525 forks, resulting in a Github score of 99.99 The highest rated Rubygem is rake with 111305426 total downloads
These are the references for the score, marking the popularity of 100%
Now, the repository for Appraisal over at thoughtbot/appraisal has got 646 watchers and 52 forks, resulting in a Github score of 0.97 Now, the gem appraisal has got 1011312 total downloads
Therefore, the relative popularity percentage can be calculated for Appraisal
0.97 watchers & forks * 100% = 0.97%
99.99 top score
1011312 total downloads * 100% = 0.91%
111305426 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 100 Rubyists use Appraisal

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