Is there a way to determine which Homebrew packages have been installed the most times, either in the recent past or all-time? It would make it easier to determine which formulae are the most useful, and to discover new software I may not have heard of. Currently, I just use homebrew when I find out "I need to install this" for some dependency.
Homebrew has been collecting anonymized analytics data and is sharing it at https://brew.sh/analytics
Here is a list of the most popular packages that people explicitly install (not as a dependency of something else): https://brew.sh/analytics/install-on-request/
Here is a list of most frequently installed packages, which may include dependencies: https://brew.sh/analytics/install/