Google Colab vs. CoCalc

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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Google Colab

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Colab notebooks allow you to combine executable code and rich text in a single document, along with images, HTML, LaTeX and more.

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Your best choice for teaching remote scientific courses!

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Google Colab CoCalc
License Proprietary Open Source
Ease of setup Fully managed Fully managed + self-hosting
Native integrations Google Drive No
Collaboration Shared copies Real-time
Versioning No Native
Reproducibility Problematic Environment
Notebooks as products Parametrized inputs No