CoCalc vs. Observable

The comparison of the two data science notebooks. Both of them are great tools!

The table below summarizes some of the main differences.

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Your best choice for teaching remote scientific courses!

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Make sense of the world with data, together. Explore, visualize, and analyze data. Collaborate with the community. Learn and be inspired. Share insights with the world.

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CoCalc Observable
License Open Source Proprietary
Ease of setup Fully managed + self-hosting In the browser
Native integrations No No
Collaboration Real-time Asynchronous
Versioning Native No
Reproducibility Environment Environment, reactivity
Notebooks as products No Interactive applications