Observable vs. VS Code

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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VS Code

Logo of VS Code

Visual Studio Code is a lightweight but powerful source code editor. It supports working with Jupyter Notebooks natively, as well as through Python code files.

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Observable VS Code
License Proprietary Open Source
Ease of setup In the browser Local
Native integrations No No
Collaboration Asynchronous Using git
Versioning No Using git, has pretty diffing
Reproducibility Environment, reactivity Problematic
Notebooks as products Interactive applications No