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Atom vs RStudio: What are the differences?

Developers describe Atom as "A hackable text editor for the 21st Century". At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it. On the other hand, RStudio is detailed as "Open source and enterprise-ready professional software for the R community". An integrated development environment for R, with a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution Publish and distribute data products across your organization. One button deployment of Shiny applications, R Markdown reports, Jupyter Notebooks, and more. Collections of R functions, data, and compiled code in a well-defined format. You can expand the types of analyses you do by adding packages..

Atom belongs to "Text Editor" category of the tech stack, while RStudio can be primarily classified under "Integrated Development Environment".

Atom is an open source tool with 49.3K GitHub stars and 12.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Atom's open source repository on GitHub.

Lyft, Typeform, and PedidosYa are some of the popular companies that use Atom, whereas RStudio is used by Apptopia, Polydice, and Relax Commerce. Atom has a broader approval, being mentioned in 836 company stacks & 727 developers stacks; compared to RStudio, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

Decisions about Atom and RStudio
Andrey Ginger
Managing Partner at WhiteLabelDevelopers · | 3 upvotes · 423.3K views

Since communication with Github is not necessary, the Atom is less convenient in working with text and code. Sublim's support and understanding of projects is best for us. Notepad for us is a completely outdated solution with an unacceptable interface. We use a good theme for Sublim ayu-dark

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Pros of Atom
Pros of RStudio
  • 528
    Free
  • 447
    Open source
  • 342
    Modular design
  • 320
    Hackable
  • 316
    Beautiful UI
  • 170
    Github integration
  • 147
    Backed by github
  • 119
    Built with node.js
  • 113
    Web native
  • 107
    Community
  • 35
    Packages
  • 18
    Cross platform
  • 5
    TypeScript editor
  • 5
    Nice UI
  • 5
    Multicursor support
  • 3
    cli start
  • 3
    Chrome Inspector works IN EDITOR
  • 3
    Simple but powerful
  • 3
    Open source, lots of packages, and so configurable
  • 3
    Snippets
  • 2
    It's powerful
  • 2
    Code readability
  • 2
    Awesome
  • 2
    Smart TypeScript code completion
  • 2
    Well documented
  • 1
    "Free", "Hackable", "Open Source", The Awesomness
  • 1
    Apm publish minor
  • 1
    works with GitLab
  • 1
    full support
  • 1
    vim support
  • 1
    Split-Tab Layout
  • 1
    Consistent UI on all platforms
  • 1
    User friendly
  • 1
    Hackable and Open Source
  • 0
    Publish
  • 2
    Visual editor for R Markdown documents
  • 2
    In-line code execution using blocks
  • 1
    Can be themed
  • 1
    In-line graphing support
  • 1
    Latex support
  • 1
    Sophitiscated statistical packages
  • 1
    Supports Rcpp, python and SQL

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Cons of Atom
Cons of RStudio
  • 19
    Slow with large files
  • 7
    Slow startup
  • 2
    Most of the time packages are hard to find.
  • 1
    No longer maintained
  • 1
    Cannot Run code with F5
  • 1
    Can be easily Modified
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    What is Atom?

    At GitHub, we're building the text editor we've always wanted. A tool you can customize to do anything, but also use productively on the first day without ever touching a config file. Atom is modern, approachable, and hackable to the core. We can't wait to see what you build with it.

    What is RStudio?

    An integrated development environment for R, with a console, syntax-highlighting editor that supports direct code execution. Publish and distribute data products across your organization. One button deployment of Shiny applications, R Markdown reports, Jupyter Notebooks, and more. Collections of R functions, data, and compiled code in a well-defined format. You can expand the types of analyses you do by adding packages.

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    What are some alternatives to Atom and RStudio?
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    Sublime Text is available for OS X, Windows and Linux. One license is all you need to use Sublime Text on every computer you own, no matter what operating system it uses. Sublime Text uses a custom UI toolkit, optimized for speed and beauty, while taking advantage of native functionality on each platform.
    Visual Studio Code
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