Collaborative notebooks

After and, there is a newcomer for collaborative notebooks: If only we could finally get a free and open source one. If anyone has ever tried them and wants to share some feedback…

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There was a seminar two years ago within LoOPS network about CoCalc:

The speaker might be willing to share feedback now (I don’t know him and met him only during this presentation so I really can’t tell).

I just invited him. :slight_smile: @samuel.lelievre, Any feedback/thoughts to share on these tools ? I quickly tried to launch the cocalc docker image but I failed connecting to it…


thanks for inviting me to this reproducible-research discussion platform,
I had missed the news of its existence.

CoCalc is free software, see the public repositories for
“cocalc-docker” and “cocalc-kubernetes”:

Only some details of how the commercial instance at cocalc dot com
is run are not free software, since the platform is meant as a
business that aims to generate revenue that can then be used to
fund development of free software for science.

Several people have successfully deployed an instance for their
department, university or organisation. I have not yet, but am
planning to do that next year.

Official CoCalc Docker images on Docker Hub:

Other people have made other CoCalc images available
with various additions:

and note there is also a “CuCalc” which is CoCalc + CUDA,

There is a cocalc mailing list and a cocalc-docker mailing list,
both on google-groups (one of them on SageMathInc’s google-apps)
and a discussion environment on Discord. The CoCalc developers
are in my experience always helpful.

See also

Kind regards,
Samuel Lelièvre

Thanks for all these details. I really need to make it work on my machine (once launched, there does not seem to be any server listening on the ports…). My initial question was more basic though. Have you ever used the collaborative edition of these notebooks ? Did it work well ? Was it useful ? Is it integrated with some kind of git ?