Google Colab vs. VS Code

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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VS Code

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Visual Studio Code is a lightweight but powerful source code editor. It supports working with Jupyter Notebooks natively, as well as through Python code files.

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Google Colab VS Code
License Proprietary Open Source
Ease of setup Fully managed Local
Native integrations Google Drive No
Collaboration Shared copies Using git
Versioning No Using git, has pretty diffing
Reproducibility Problematic Problematic
Notebooks as products Parametrized inputs No