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VS Code vs Deepnote:
a side-by-side comparison for 2024

Comparing two data science notebooks.

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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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Deepnote

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Deepnote is a new kind of data notebook that’s built for collaboration — Jupyter compatible, works magically in the cloud, and sharing is as easy as sending a link.
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VS Code

Deepnote

Setup

Is it managed?

Is it managed?

No, you must host it yourself
Fully managed (setup in minutes)

Can you self-host?

Can you self-host?

You can self-host (setup in hours)
No, you must use a managed offering

Features

Is it Jupyter compatible?

Is it Jupyter compatible?

Jupyter-compatible
Jupyter-compatible

Programming languages

Programming languages

Jupyter languages (e.g. Python, R)
Jupyter languages (e.g. Python, R)
SQL

What kind of data sources can you connect to?

What kind of data sources can you connect to?

Connect with Jupyter libraries (e.g. SQLAlchemy, psycopg2)
Connect with Jupyter libraries (e.g. SQLAlchemy, psycopg2)
Connect to data warehouses (AWS, GCP, etc.)
Connect to databases (Postgres, MongoDB, etc.)
Provided file storage

What kind of data visualization can you do?

What kind of data visualization can you do?

Jupyter data visualization (e.g. Matplotlib, Altair, Plotly)
Jupyter data visualization (e.g. Matplotlib, Altair, Plotly)
UI for building charts

Reactivity

Reactivity

No reactivity, you decide the execution order
No reactivity, you decide the execution order

Notebook scheduling

Notebook scheduling

Notebook scheduling with additional tools
Notebook scheduling is built in

Management

Reproducibility

Reproducibility

There is no support for reproducibility
Environments are reproducible by default
Run notebooks in containers

Version history

Version history

File-based (use Git)
Version history is built in

Collaborative editing

Collaborative editing

File-based (use Git)
Multiple editors at the same time

Comments

Comments

File-based (use GitHub)
Comment on items within a notebook

Notebook organization

Notebook organization

File-based
View notebooks in a tree, like a wiki

Licensing

License

License

Open-source (MIT)
Proprietary

Price

Price

Free
Free tier
Pay for compute
Pay-per-user

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