The popularity rating of PaperTrail explained

Github Repository Rubygem
The highest rated repository is rails/rails with 25413 watchers and 9985 forks, resulting in a Github score of 100.00 The highest rated Rubygem is rake with 68282627 total downloads
These are the references for the score, marking the popularity of 100%
Now, the repository for PaperTrail over at airblade/paper_trail has got 2971 watchers and 389 forks, resulting in a Github score of 6.89 Now, the gem paper_trail has got 1971696 total downloads
Therefore, the relative popularity percentage can be calculated for PaperTrail
6.89 watchers & forks * 100% = 6.53%
100.00 top score
1971696 total downloads * 100% = 2.89%
68282627 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 PaperTrail

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