VS Code 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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VS Code

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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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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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VS Code Polynote
License Open Source Open Source
Ease of setup Local Local (hard) or on a server (hard)
Native integrations No No
Collaboration Using git Using git
Versioning Using git, has pretty diffing Using git
Reproducibility Problematic Problematic
Notebooks as products No No