The popularity rating of thumbs_up explained

Github Repository Rubygem
The highest rated repository is rails/rails with 25435 watchers and 9994 forks, resulting in a Github score of 100.00 The highest rated Rubygem is rake with 68361101 total downloads
These are the references for the score, marking the popularity of 100%
Now, the repository for thumbs_up over at bouchard/thumbs_up has got 385 watchers and 70 forks, resulting in a Github score of 1.04 Now, the gem thumbs_up has got 69808 total downloads
Therefore, the relative popularity percentage can be calculated for thumbs_up
1.04 watchers & forks * 100% = 0.97%
100.00 top score
69808 total downloads * 100% = 0.10%
68361101 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 thumbs_up

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