The popularity rating of mailboxer explained

Github Repository Rubygem
The highest rated repository is rails/rails with 29612 watchers and 12022 forks, resulting in a Github score of 100.00 The highest rated Rubygem is rake with 93009895 total downloads
These are the references for the score, marking the popularity of 100%
Now, the repository for mailboxer over at ging/mailboxer has got 617 watchers and 175 forks, resulting in a Github score of 2.57 Now, the gem mailboxer has got 249948 total downloads
Therefore, the relative popularity percentage can be calculated for mailboxer
2.57 watchers & forks * 100% = 1.66%
100.00 top score
249948 total downloads * 100% = 0.27%
93009895 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 mailboxer

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