The popularity rating of open4 explained

Github Repository Rubygem
The highest rated repository is rails/rails with 25501 watchers and 10025 forks, resulting in a Github score of 100.00 The highest rated Rubygem is rake with 68644258 total downloads
These are the references for the score, marking the popularity of 100%
Now, the repository for open4 over at ahoward/open4 has got 143 watchers and 17 forks, resulting in a Github score of 0.28 Now, the gem open4 has got 4662217 total downloads
Therefore, the relative popularity percentage can be calculated for open4
0.28 watchers & forks * 100% = 0.30%
100.00 top score
4662217 total downloads * 100% = 6.79%
68644258 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 25 Rubyists use open4

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