The popularity rating of Sunspot 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 105578654 total downloads
These are the references for the score, marking the popularity of 100%
Now, the repository for Sunspot over at sunspot/sunspot has got 2536 watchers and 809 forks, resulting in a Github score of 7.04 Now, the gem sunspot has got 1416387 total downloads
Therefore, the relative popularity percentage can be calculated for Sunspot
7.04 watchers & forks * 100% = 7.04%
99.99 top score
1416387 total downloads * 100% = 1.34%
105578654 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 Sunspot

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