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Visualize your project’s community

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A new graph is available in the “Graphs” tab to visualize your repository’s data. With the dependents graph, you can now explore how repositories that contain Ruby gems relate to other repositories on GitHub.

If you’re an open source maintainer, this means you can find out more about the community connected to your project in addition to projects that depend on your repository and its forks.

The page starts with a list of the latest repositories to depend on your repository, making it easier to discover the newest members of your community. It also allows you to filter by either packages, which are other repositories that are gems, or applications, which are other public repositories that aren’t gems themselves but use your gem.

The dependency graph works for Ruby gems today, and we plan to expand support to other package ecosystems in the future. For more on what graphs can tell you about your project, check out our help guide on graphs.