The popularity rating of spork-rails explained

Github Repository Rubygem
The highest rated repository is rails/rails with 29581 watchers and 12005 forks, resulting in a Github score of 100.00 The highest rated Rubygem is rake with 92759135 total downloads
These are the references for the score, marking the popularity of 100%
Now, the repository for spork-rails over at sporkrb/spork-rails has got 168 watchers and 44 forks, resulting in a Github score of 0.51 Now, the gem spork-rails has got 725580 total downloads
Therefore, the relative popularity percentage can be calculated for spork-rails
0.51 watchers & forks * 100% = 0.43%
100.00 top score
725580 total downloads * 100% = 0.78%
92759135 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 100 Rubyists use spork-rails

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