The popularity rating of Rails-footnotes explained

Github Repository Rubygem
The highest rated repository is rails/rails with 30890 watchers and 12525 forks, resulting in a Github score of 99.99 The highest rated Rubygem is rake with 104891847 total downloads
These are the references for the score, marking the popularity of 100%
Now, the repository for Rails-footnotes over at josevalim/rails-footnotes has got 1405 watchers and 134 forks, resulting in a Github score of 2.22 Now, the gem rails-footnotes has got 377702 total downloads
Therefore, the relative popularity percentage can be calculated for Rails-footnotes
2.22 watchers & forks * 100% = 2.22%
99.99 top score
377702 total downloads * 100% = 0.36%
104891847 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 Rails-footnotes

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