Mode Notebooks vs. Polynote

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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Mode Notebooks

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Native R & Python Notebooks. From SQL, explore your analysis using R or Python Notebooks.

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Polynote

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Polynote is a different kind of notebook. It supports mixing multiple languages in one notebook, and sharing data between them seamlessly. It encourages reproducible notebooks with its immutable data model.

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Mode Notebooks Polynote
License Proprietary Open Source
Ease of setup Fully managed Local (hard) or on a server (hard)
Native integrations Many No
Collaboration Asynchronous Using git
Versioning Only on queries Using git
Reproducibility Environment Problematic
Notebooks as products Shared reports No