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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Atom is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Atom

97%
30 Ratings
9.1

Spyder

91%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Atom

100%
1 Rating

Spyder

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Atom

90%
2 Ratings

Spyder

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.4

Atom

84%
24 Ratings
8.0

Spyder

80%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Atom

100%
2 Ratings

Spyder

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Open Source

Atom is great for developers looking for a completely hackable experience. There is a ton of plugins available to you, and you can really build an editor that matches your own personal taste. The performance is also pretty neat and does not impact your CPU as much as the competition.
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Open Source

Spyder is an open-source Python IDE designed for the movement of data science work. Spyder comes with an Anaconda package manager distribution, so depending on your setup you may have installed it on your machine.
Spyder includes most of the "standard IDE" features you can expect, such as a strong syntax code editor, Python code rendering, and an integrated text browser.
Spyder is used when we want to develop a code that is useful and able to explore proper documentation of the code that has been written. We use Spyder to perform data-related operations like filtration, cleaning, and enhancing the data qualities. There some cases where it is less appropriate like working in an environment, creating dashboards of data visualizations and plots.
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Pros

Open Source

  • Atom is highly customizable and allows for various themes and extensions that can make your code easier to read.
  • Atom has many code hinting features that allow users to write faster and integrate with services likeLINT that can clean up your code once your done to meet your internal teams style choices.
  • It's very fast and manages projects well - Accessing other files within a related folder(s) is very easy and intuitive.
  • It's free!
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Open Source

  • Debugging of your existing code
  • Generates figures very quickly as part of a figures tab which lets users understand results quickly
  • Different layouts are available for the software which will give the users freedom to decide what layout works best for them
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Cons

Open Source

  • There should be a better user tips manual page to learn keyboard shortcuts
  • It would also be beneficial if mathematical and data analytic tools were added
  • it has quite high start-up timing when you open large projects to work on it
  • Sometimes, atom closed suddenly and do not open again
  • It still lacks better options with the previews even though there are already some by users adding plugins
  • It doesn't have self-correct features for lint errors, unlike IntelliJ
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Open Source

  • Colors in code format
  • Add a broadcast to share the project with friends
  • Contains more than one important language such as Python
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Pricing Details

Atom

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Atom editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Spyder

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Spyder editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Open Source

      Well Atom is open source so the re-new is a no brainer. The only way I would stop using Atom is if the developers somehow made it not function well. Or, if the project got forked to a commercial version or something. Or, there could be the case that development stops or that it was not updated on this or that platform
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      Open Source

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      Open Source

      I give Atom a 9 because it is one of the most modern text editors built with JavaScript intentionally to allow the editor to be changed and modified with custom functionality that a team may need. I think I would otherwise give atom an 8 due to support, but it gets a 9/10 because of the extensibility/plugin capability.
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      Open Source

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Open Source

      Atom has an active forum and a Slack group where you can ask technical questions. Occasionally, the authors will pop in to answer a few questions here and there, but most of the time, its other helpful users who will assist you. Though they aren't the most knowledgeable, they are at least timely.
      As for plugin support, that differs with each plugin, but as I mentioned before, many plugins are no longer maintained.
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      Open Source

      Most of data scientists or data engineers are either using ec2 on the cloud or Atom or PyCharm locally. It is a bit hard to find people who are still using Spyder and have the sight of the IDE and can help you to answer your question.
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      Implementation Rating

      Open Source

      Just download and install
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      Open Source

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Open Source

      They are both pretty good; however, Sublime is free to use but on a trial basis. Atom is free open source. Sublime doesn't have the Github integration or a project file browser. Sublime does have a workspace view option but haven't really used it as much as Atom.
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      Open Source

      It is not fair to say that Spyder takes upward from all these IDE's, but likewise Jupyter Notebook is also useful for the Python programming purpose. But as the visual studio it is more suitable and also helps in collaboration work, but Spyder has the limitations working with git and other stuff.
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      Return on Investment

      Open Source

      • The tool we use when we need quick fixes. Allows fast, reliable scripting to fix urgent problems in our applications.
      • When applications grow from 5-10 files to 100's, they need to be migrated to a heavier-duty IDE. This can be cumbersome and quite annoying, but is necessary to maintain code integrity on such a large scale (since it cannot be done with the limited default toolset of Atom).
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      Open Source

      • Less time spent on employee training.
      • Limited integration with Git.
      • No tools for repository.
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