Data Science Notebooks

Data science gets done in notebooks. This website exists to compare the features in different data science notebook tools.

Robert Lacok
About the author

My name is Robert Lacok, and I’m a data notebook enthusiast. Because I keep on top of the latest developments in the space, I wanted to share it with the world.

I’m also a product manager at Deepnote. I try to be unbiased — if you believe any tools are missing or misrepresented, please email me or open a pull request on GitHub.

Need help?

If you need help picking a data notebook for your next project, feel free to reach out to me at my personal email address. I’d be happy to chat about the pros and cons of each solution.

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Jupyter vs DataCamp Workspace

Comparing two data science notebooks.

Jupyter

DataCamp Workspace

A screenshot of Jupyter

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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A screenshot of DataCamp Workspace

DataCamp Workspace is a cloud-based data science notebook to analyze data, collaborate with others, and share insights — no installation required.

Setup

Is it managed?

No, you must host it yourself

Is it managed?

Fully managed (setup in minutes)

Can you self-host?

You can self-host (setup in hours)

Can you self-host?

No, you must use a managed offering

Features

Is it Jupyter compatible?

Jupyter-compatible

Is it Jupyter compatible?

Jupyter-compatible

Programming languages

Jupyter languages (e.g. Python, R)

Programming languages

Jupyter languages (e.g. Python, R)
SQL

What kind of data sources can you connect to?

Connect with Jupyter libraries (e.g. SQLAlchemy, psycopg2)

What kind of data sources can you connect to?

Connect with Jupyter libraries (e.g. SQLAlchemy, psycopg2)
Connect to data warehouses (AWS, GCP, etc.)
Connect to databases (Postgres, MS SQL, etc.)
Provided file storage

What kind of data visualization can you do?

Jupyter data visualization (e.g. Matplotlib, Altair, Plotly)

What kind of data visualization can you do?

Jupyter data visualization (e.g. Matplotlib, Altair, Plotly)
UI for building charts

Reactivity

No reactivity, you decide the execution order

Reactivity

No reactivity, you decide the execution order

Notebook scheduling

Notebook scheduling with additional tools

Notebook scheduling

No notebook scheduling

Management

Reproducibility

With effort, you can make reproducible environments

Reproducibility

Environments are reproducible by default

Version history

File-based (use Git)

Version history

No version history

Collaborative editing

File-based (use Git)

Collaborative editing

Multiple editors at the same time

Comments

File-based (use GitHub)

Comments

Comment on items within a notebook

Notebook organization

File-based

Notebook organization

View notebooks in a list

Licensing

License

Open-source (BSD)

License

Proprietary

Price

Free

Price

Free tier
Pay-per-user

Alternatives to Jupyter and DataCamp Workspace

Compare Jupyter and DataCamp Workspace with other data science notebook tools.

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Jupyter
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DataCamp Workspace
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