Nextjournal 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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Nextjournal

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Runs anything you can put into a Docker container. Improve your workflow with polyglot notebooks, automatic versioning and real-time collaboration. Save time and money with on-demand provisioning, including GPU support.

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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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Nextjournal Polynote
License Proprietary Open Source
Ease of setup Fully managed Local (hard) or on a server (hard)
Native integrations Secrets, buckets No
Collaboration Real-time Using git
Versioning Native Using git
Reproducibility Environment Problematic
Notebooks as products Articles No