The original purpose of this thread has found a happy end, so it can’t be derailed
I never used RStudio so I do not miss anything in VSCode. I think the difference is something else and it is the reason why we have meta discussions again and again (actually I was thinking about creating general thread about this, but it may be not so important):
The issue is, Julia is two worlds:
- A general purpose programming language
- A tool for data analysis
(there is probably more, but this two are the main two categories to put Julia in)
This two viewpoints lead sometimes to expectations which aren’t fullfilled. They generate two different type of beginners and sometimes to missunderstandings.
I am not sure if somebody who used MATLAB over years is currently satisfied using VSCode. The MATLAB IDE is probably focused on data analysis (I didn’t used MATLAB neither, guessing here). For me VSCode is more targeted on the general programmer, like Visual Studio or Eclipse.
Is there a special name for an IDE which is targeted to data analysts? There should be.
This, the two worlds, is a major issue for Julia.
(Sorry, I have to stay a little bit vague here because I have to leave now. Back in a few hours)