Jupyter vs. Google Colab

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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Jupyter

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Project Jupyter exists to develop open-source software, open-standards, and services for interactive computing across dozens of programming languages. There's a number of vendors offering Jupyter notebooks as a managed service.

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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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Jupyter Google Colab
License Open Source Proprietary
Ease of setup Local (easy) or on a server (hard) Fully managed
Native integrations N/A Google Drive
Collaboration Using git Shared copies
Versioning Using git No
Reproducibility Problematic Problematic
Notebooks as products Plugins & python packages Parametrized inputs