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    Observable Notebooks Alternatives

    Observable Notebooks is described as 'Observable is a better way to code'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Observable Notebooks, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Jupyter, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Observable Notebooks are RStudio (Free, Open Source), IPython (Free, Open Source), Pharo (Free, Open Source) and Eve (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 3, 2021

    1. The Jupyter Notebook is a web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and explanatory text.
    2. RStudio™ is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R. RStudio combines an intuitive user interface with powerful coding tools to help you get the most out of R.
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      IPython is an interactive shell for the Python programming language that offers enhanced introspection, additional shell syntax, syntax highlighting, tab completion and rich history. It is a component of the SciPy package.
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    3. Pharo is a pure object-oriented programming language and a powerful environment, focused on simplicity and immediate feedback (think IDE and OS rolled into one).
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      Eve is a programming language and IDE that focuses on the human programmer rather than the machine. It uses a unique, document approach where programs look like documents with embedded code.

      Discontinued

      Latest commit on Mar 20, 2018; See https://github.com/witheve/eve



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      The Beaker Notebook is a new open source tool for research and data science. It's advanced UI allows you to focus on your data and your science, instead of getting frustrated by your tool. We designed it to be polyglot from the ground up.
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    4. µCalc (mucalc) is a multi-user math web app. The math syntax is parsed in the browser by math.js. A node.js backend with socket.io is used for synchronization of sheets between multiple users.

      Discontinued

      Project stopped. The source code is archived here: https://github.com/antoineMoPa/mucalc.com

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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Kajero is designed to make it really easy for anyone to create good-looking, responsive, interactive documents. Somewhat like Jupyter / iPython notebooks, but for JavaScript!
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      Iodide is a notebook programming environment for the web. Users can make use of JavaScript, Markdown, CSS and external resources to communicate ideas comfortably and efficiently through a minimalist notebook interface.
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    5. Cantor is a front-end to powerful mathematics and statistics packages. Cantor integrates them into the KDE Platform and provides a nice, worksheet-based, graphical user interface. It supports environments for KAlgebra, Lua, Maxima, R, Sage, Octave, Python, Scilab, and Qalculate!
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