The popularity rating of Middleman explained

Github Repository Rubygem
The highest rated repository is rails/rails with 29665 watchers and 12037 forks, resulting in a Github score of 100.00 The highest rated Rubygem is rake with 93376921 total downloads
These are the references for the score, marking the popularity of 100%
Now, the repository for Middleman over at middleman/middleman has got 4961 watchers and 503 forks, resulting in a Github score of 8.32 Now, the gem middleman has got 731650 total downloads
Therefore, the relative popularity percentage can be calculated for Middleman
8.32 watchers & forks * 100% = 8.32%
100.00 top score
731650 total downloads * 100% = 0.78%
93376921 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 Middleman

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