The popularity rating of Octopus explained

Github Repository Rubygem
The highest rated repository is rails/rails with 25435 watchers and 9994 forks, resulting in a Github score of 100.00 The highest rated Rubygem is rake with 68332263 total downloads
These are the references for the score, marking the popularity of 100%
Now, the repository for Octopus over at tchandy/octopus has got 1344 watchers and 227 forks, resulting in a Github score of 3.29 Now, the gem ar-octopus has got 222148 total downloads
Therefore, the relative popularity percentage can be calculated for Octopus
3.29 watchers & forks * 100% = 3.29%
100.00 top score
222148 total downloads * 100% = 0.32%
68332263 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 50 Rubyists use Octopus

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