Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Notepad++

16.6K
13.5K
+ 1
417
RStudio

356
385
+ 1
9
Add tool

Notepad++ vs RStudio: What are the differences?

Notepad++: Free source code editor and Notepad replacement. Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License; RStudio: 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..

Notepad++ and RStudio are primarily classified as "Text Editor" and "Integrated Development Environment" tools respectively.

Implisit, Adsia, and Dashlane are some of the popular companies that use Notepad++, whereas RStudio is used by Apptopia, Polydice, and Relax Commerce. Notepad++ has a broader approval, being mentioned in 187 company stacks & 501 developers stacks; compared to RStudio, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

Decisions about Notepad++ and RStudio
Andrey Ginger
Managing Partner at WhiteLabelDevelopers · | 3 upvotes · 382.2K 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 Notepad for us is a completely outdated solution with an unacceptable interface.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

See more
Get Advice from developers at your company using StackShare Enterprise. Sign up for StackShare Enterprise.
Learn More
Pros of Notepad++
Pros of RStudio
  • 101
    Syntax for all languages that i use
  • 60
    Tabbed ui
  • 56
    Great code editor
  • 53
    Fast and lightweight
  • 38
    Plugins
  • 28
    Nice GUI
  • 26
    Regex & Special Character Search & Replace
  • 16
    Fast startup
  • 9
    Application is free, and plugins are too
  • 9
    Themes
  • 6
    Free
  • 4
    Very Lightweight
  • 3
    100% Free
  • 2
    Column selection
  • 1
    Awesome autocomplete
  • 1
    Easy edit on FTP servers (NppFTP)
  • 1
    Cos it's seck
  • 1
    Nice gui. are you kidding me?
  • 1
    Open Sourced
  • 1
    Mksahammed1@gmail.com
  • 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

Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

Cons of Notepad++
Cons of RStudio
  • 2
    No default plugin manager
  • 1
    Can't install more advanced packets
    Be the first to leave a con

    Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions

    - No public GitHub repository available -

    What is Notepad++?

    Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

    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.

    Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

    What companies use Notepad++?
    What companies use RStudio?
    See which teams inside your own company are using Notepad++ or RStudio.
    Sign up for StackShare EnterpriseLearn More

    Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

    What tools integrate with Notepad++?
    What tools integrate with RStudio?
    What are some alternatives to Notepad++ and RStudio?
    Sublime Text
    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.
    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.
    UltraEdit
    It is a powerful, fast, and secure text editor whose helpful features make every day life easier for any user type and programming language. Windows, Mac, Linux.
    Visual Studio Code
    Build and debug modern web and cloud applications. Code is free and available on your favorite platform - Linux, Mac OSX, and Windows.
    Vim
    Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. Vim is distributed free as charityware.
    See all alternatives