The popularity rating of Paperclip explained

Github Repository Rubygem
The highest rated repository is rails/rails with 26666 watchers and 10642 forks, resulting in a Github score of 100.00 The highest rated Rubygem is rake with 74768526 total downloads
These are the references for the score, marking the popularity of 100%
Now, the repository for Paperclip over at thoughtbot/paperclip has got 6506 watchers and 1443 forks, resulting in a Github score of 19.26 Now, the gem paperclip has got 8160602 total downloads
Therefore, the relative popularity percentage can be calculated for Paperclip
19.26 watchers & forks * 100% = 17.18%
100.00 top score
8160602 total downloads * 100% = 10.91%
74768526 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 6 Rubyists use Paperclip

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