Observable 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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Logo of Observable

Make sense of the world with data, together. Explore, visualize, and analyze data. Collaborate with the community. Learn and be inspired. Share insights with the world.

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Logo of Polynote

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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Observable Polynote
License Proprietary Open Source
Ease of setup In the browser Local (hard) or on a server (hard)
Native integrations No No
Collaboration Asynchronous Using git
Versioning No Using git
Reproducibility Environment, reactivity Problematic
Notebooks as products Interactive applications No