The popularity rating of private_pub explained

Github Repository Rubygem
The highest rated repository is rails/rails with 26294 watchers and 10453 forks, resulting in a Github score of 100.00 The highest rated Rubygem is rake with 72778412 total downloads
These are the references for the score, marking the popularity of 100%
Now, the repository for private_pub over at ryanb/private_pub has got 771 watchers and 186 forks, resulting in a Github score of 2.17 Now, the gem private_pub has got 68075 total downloads
Therefore, the relative popularity percentage can be calculated for private_pub
2.17 watchers & forks * 100% = 2.17%
100.00 top score
68075 total downloads * 100% = 0.09%
72778412 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 50 Rubyists use private_pub

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