Popularity score factors
Popularity scores indicate how popular is the repository. Popularity information is based on metadata gathered from a code hosting and version control system such as GitHub. Popular repositories are more likely to be maintained.
The following factors have a positive contribution to the popularity score:
- A large number of reputable contributors affiliated with the project indicates that the project is reliable. An account is considered reputable if it participates in multiple open-source projects and has a high rating on GitHub.
- The project includes many stars indicating an interest in the project.
- Having subscribers indicates interest in the project.
- Includes many subscribers
- Includes a high number of dependent projects.
- Includes many forks.
- Some of the released artifacts of the repository are downloaded many times indicating the project is popular.
The following factors have a negative contribution to the activity score:
- Very few forks may indicate a lack of interest in the project.
- Few subscribers may mean a lack of interest in the project.
- Few stars may mean a lack of interest in the project.
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