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What is 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..

What is Vim? Highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. 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.

RStudio can be classified as a tool in the "Integrated Development Environment" category, while Vim is grouped under "Text Editor".

According to the StackShare community, Vim has a broader approval, being mentioned in 850 company stacks & 890 developers stacks; compared to RStudio, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Pros of RStudio
Pros of Vim
  • 2
    Visual editor for R Markdown documents
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    In-line code execution using blocks
  • 1
    Sophitiscated statistical packages
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    Supports Rcpp, python and SQL
  • 1
    Can be themed
  • 1
    In-line graphing support
  • 1
    Latex support
  • 343
    Comes by default in most unix systems (remote editing)
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    Fast
  • 310
    Highly configurable
  • 293
    Less mouse dependence
  • 242
    Lightweight
  • 141
    Speed
  • 98
    Plugins
  • 94
    Hardcore
  • 80
    It's for pros
  • 64
    Vertically split windows
  • 26
    Open-source
  • 23
    Modal editing
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    No remembering shortcuts, instead "talks" to the editor
  • 19
    It stood the Test of Time
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    Unicode
  • 11
    Everything is on the keyboard
  • 11
    Dotfiles
  • 11
    Stick with terminal
  • 11
    VimPlugins
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    Flexible Indenting
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    Programmable
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    Efficient and powerful
  • 8
    Large number of Shortcuts
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    Hands stay on the keyboard
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    Everywhere
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    A chainsaw for text editing
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    Because its not Emacs
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    You cannot exit
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    Unmatched productivity
  • 6
    Modal editing changes everything
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    Makes you a true bearded developer
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    Themes
  • 5
    Developer speed
  • 5
    Super fast
  • 4
    Intergrated into most editors
  • 4
    Shortcuts
  • 4
    Plugin manager options. Vim-plug, Pathogen, etc
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    Most and most powerful plugins of any editor
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    Habit
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    EasyMotion
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    Shell escapes and shell imports :!<command> and !!cmd
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    Great on large text files
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    Intuitive, once mastered
  • 2
    Perfect command line editor

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Cons of RStudio
Cons of Vim
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      Ugly UI
    • 3
      Hard to learn

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    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.

    What is 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.

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