Posit vs. smartocto

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Posit
Score 9.1 out of 10
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Posit, formerly RStudio, is a modular data science platform, combining open source and commercial products.N/A
smartocto
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Smartocto creates smart editorial analytics: analytical tools for newsrooms and content creators, to track and analyse the performance of the content they publish online. Its goal is to make data actionable, because content creators are not data analysts. They need data that's easy to interpret and attractive to look at. Analysing content performance consists of two things: keeping an eye on…N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Features
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Platform Connectivity
Comparison of Platform Connectivity features of Product A and Product B
Posit
7.2
26 Ratings
16% below category average
smartocto
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Connect to Multiple Data Sources8.025 Ratings00 Ratings
Extend Existing Data Sources7.326 Ratings00 Ratings
Automatic Data Format Detection6.325 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Exploration
Comparison of Data Exploration features of Product A and Product B
Posit
8.5
26 Ratings
1% above category average
smartocto
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Visualization8.526 Ratings00 Ratings
Interactive Data Analysis8.423 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Preparation
Comparison of Data Preparation features of Product A and Product B
Posit
8.3
25 Ratings
1% above category average
smartocto
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Interactive Data Cleaning and Enrichment8.223 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Transformations8.325 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Data Modeling
Comparison of Platform Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Posit
8.2
21 Ratings
4% below category average
smartocto
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Multiple Model Development Languages and Tools8.221 Ratings00 Ratings
Single platform for multiple model development8.421 Ratings00 Ratings
Self-Service Model Delivery8.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Model Deployment
Comparison of Model Deployment features of Product A and Product B
Posit
8.8
17 Ratings
3% above category average
smartocto
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Flexible Model Publishing Options8.517 Ratings00 Ratings
Security, Governance, and Cost Controls9.115 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Positsmartocto
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(122 ratings)
8.5
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.7
(17 ratings)
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Usability
10.0
(3 ratings)
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Availability
9.4
(3 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.9
(9 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
9.3
(4 ratings)
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Configurability
10.0
(1 ratings)
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Product Scalability
8.2
(3 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Positsmartocto
Likelihood to Recommend
Posit (formerly RStudio)
In my humble opinion, if you are working on something related to Statistics, RStudio is your go-to tool. But if you are looking for something in Machine Learning, look out for Python. The beauty is that there are packages now by which you can write Python/SQL in R. Cross-platform functionality like such makes RStudio way ahead of its competition. A couple of chinks in RStudio armor are very small and can be considered as nagging just for the sake of argument. Other than completely based on programming language, I couldn't find significant drawbacks to using RStudio. It is one of the best free software available in the market at present.
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smartocto
Great for setting up MEL measurements for web based media. Great for use in media environments especially where there is no dedicated data analytics staff. Not sure how useful it would be for those sites that are not content focused.
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Pros
Posit (formerly RStudio)
  • The support is incredibly professional and helpful, and they often go out of their way to help me when something doesn't work.
  • The one-click publishing from RStudio Connect is absolutely amazing, and I really like the way that it deploys your exact package versions, because otherwise, you can get in a terrible mess.
  • Python doesn't feel quite as native as R at the moment but I have definitely deployed stuff in R and Python that works beautifully which is really nice indeed.
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smartocto
  • Providing actionable data the moment that you need it
  • Providing a clear and easy to use UX
  • Very flexible when it comes to the configuration for your particular business
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Cons
Posit (formerly RStudio)
  • Python integration is newer and still can be rough, especially with when using virtual environments.
  • RStudio Connect pricing feels very department focused, not quite an enterprise perspective.
  • Some of the RStudio packages don't follow conventional development guidelines (API breaking changes with minor version numbers) which can make supporting larger projects over longer timeframes difficult.
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smartocto
  • It has a lot of information and data all over the place. It took us some time to get used to it and get people properly onboarded. We have seen some improvement, but UX has more space to improve.
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Likelihood to Renew
Posit (formerly RStudio)
There is no viable alternative right now. The toolset is good and the functionality is increasing with every release. It is backed by regular releases and ongoing development by the RStudio team. There is good engagement with RStudio directly when support is required. Also there's a strong and growing community of developers who provide additional support and sample code.
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smartocto
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Usability
Posit (formerly RStudio)
I think it's a quick and easy to use tool. The IDE is very intuitive and easy to adapt to. You do not need to learn a lot of things to use this tool. Any programmer and a person with knowledge or R can quick use this tool without issues.
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smartocto
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Reliability and Availability
Posit (formerly RStudio)
RStudio is very available and cheap to use. It needs to be updated every once in a while, but the updates tend to be quick and they do not hinder my ability to make progress. I have not experienced any RStudio outages, and I have used the application quite a bit for a variety of statistical analyses
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smartocto
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Support Rating
Posit (formerly RStudio)
Since R is trendy among statisticians, you can find lots of help from the data science/ stats communities. If you need help with anything related to RStudio or R, google it or search on StackOverflow, you might easily find the solution that you are looking for.
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smartocto
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Implementation Rating
Posit (formerly RStudio)
We did it at the individual level: anyone willing to code in R can use it. No real deployment involved.
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smartocto
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Alternatives Considered
Posit (formerly RStudio)
RStudio was provided as the most customizable. It was also strictly the most feature-rich as far as enabling our organization to script, run, and make use of R open-source packages in our data analysis workstreams. It also provided some support for python, which was useful when we had R heavy code with some python threaded in. Overall we picked Rstudio for the features it provided for our data analysis needs and the ability to interface with our existing resources.
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smartocto
smartocto is much easier to use and is perfectly setup so that newsrooms can see the information they need in a quick and easy-to-use format.
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Scalability
Posit (formerly RStudio)
RStudio is very scalable as a product. The issue I have is that it doesn't necessarily fit in nicely with the mainly Microsoft environment that everybody else is using. Having RStudio for us means dedicated servers and recruiting staff who know how to manage the environment. This isn't a fault of the product at all, it's just part of the data science landscape that we all have to put up with. Having said that RStudio is absolutely great for running on low spec servers and there are loads of options to handle concurrency, memory use, etc.
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smartocto
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Return on Investment
Posit (formerly RStudio)
  • Using it for data science in a very big and old company, the most positive impact, from my point of view, has been the ability of spreading data culture across the group. Shortening the path from data to value.
  • Still it's hard to quantify economic benefits, we are struggling and it's a great point of attention, since splitting out the contribution of the single aspects of a project (and getting the RStudio pie) is complicated.
  • What is sure is that, in the long run, RStudio is boosting productivity and making the process in which is embedded more efficient (cost reduction).
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smartocto
  • It had a positive ROI in terms of support they provide and custom based approach to all our media partners
  • Readiness to find solutions to any type of question we might have
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ScreenShots

Posit Screenshots

Screenshot of Posit runs on most desktops or on a server and accessed over the webScreenshot of Posit supports authoring HTML, PDF, Word Documents, and slide showsScreenshot of Posit supports interactive graphics with Shiny and ggvisScreenshot of Shiny combines the computational power of R with the interactivity of the modern webScreenshot of Remote Interactive Sessions: Start R and Python processes from Posit Workbench within various systems such as Kubernetes and SLURM with Launcher.Screenshot of Jupyter: Author and edit Python code with Jupyter using the same Posit Workbench infrastructure.

smartocto Screenshots

Screenshot of Realtime and smart notificationsScreenshot of Historical insightsScreenshot of Customisable BigscreenScreenshot of Realtime A/B testing of headers and lead-in texts