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Comparing CoCalc to the Competition


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Online Jupyter Notebooks    learn more

Feature
100% compatibility
Programming languages
Python, Sage, R, Octave, and many more

Python, R, etc. and customizable

Python 3

Python 3

Python 3, ...?
IPython Widgets
File sharing between users
Realtime collaboration: multiple people use the same notebook together
Possible via extension to JupyterLab.
Persistence
Notebook persists, but data and files do not.
Large preinstalled software environment
Linux with around 10K packages

Limited

Linux with around 350 packages
Access
Free and paid

Free only

Free and paid

Free and paid

Free and paid
Disk space
3GB/project for free

Ephemeral
Public Google-indexed searchable publishing of files
Paid
Self hosting
Open source
No (GPLv3 + noncommercial use clause)
GPUs
Only when self hosted

Only when self hosted

Yes, for free!

Online LaTeX Editors    learn more

Feature
Realtime collaboration and sync
Limited number of collaborators
PDFLaTeX rendering engine
XeLaTeX rendering engine
LuaTeX rendering engine
Upload files
Forward and inverse searchN/A
Multifile supportN/A
WYSIWYG
This is only a partial WYSIWYG-like mode.
Equation editor
Bibliography
Only BibTex via LaTeX (nothing sophisticated)

Limited
Preloaded journal templates
However, you can easily upload a template from a journal.
Run Python, R and other scripts as part of compilation
CoCalc is particularly good at this.

But limited.
R/Knitr
Limited - very few packages, limited syntax, no caching, slow
SageTex
PythonTex
Self hosting

Online Linux Terminal    learn more

Feature
GCE/AWS/Azure Clouds
Free access for unlimited time
Limited trial with credit card
Full Linux
Count of of pre-installed packages, by runing 'apt list --installed | wc -l' or 'rpm -qa | wc -l'
~ 9500
N/A
~ 200

~ 700
Copy/paste
Periodic backups of your data
Persistent of your data
Ease of setup and configuration
Easy

Hard

Very Easy

Medium
Root access Limited

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