Having tried Jupyter, I was disappointed. It takes too many resources, even for a few simple things, and requires a browser which is extra resources (and probably less efficient than a native binary application). At some point, not having done much in one session, I saw RAM usage quickly rise high for no apparantly good reason. I like their idea, their overall goal, but I abhor their implementation of it. Not just the heavy resource use is a problem, but also that it doesn’t seem to be made with power users in mind. There may be plugins addressing this power user thing (somewhat), but that would still leave the other problems.
I like to use a simple terminal and sometimes a text editor, but I also like the advantages of some sort of IDE (that displays current variables in use e.g., and that especially integrates a fast terminal, a file viewer, etc.), and I like the idea of Jupyter (saving notebook files, reusing them, etc.).
So, if you consider my needs (light on resources, fast, easy setup preferrably offline, preferrably a native application, Jupyter-like, reasonably simple or to-the-point, suitable for power users, with a Vim style of control, and I don’t need pretty non-terminal-like printing for checking a table, etc.), are there good alternatives to Jupyter?
I looked around and so far found these (which require more investigation):
Do you know any others and what can you tell me in the context of this thread?
Do they properly support Julia, without fiddling around?
Do you have experience with any of them? What was it like?