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Change to VS Code! An overview with a minimal setup for data science.

A glimpse at VS Code, and a minimal setup for data science. Snippets, keyboard shortcuts, and extensions for data science.
Change to VS Code! An overview with a minimal setup for data science.

Recently, I switched to VS Code for programming to use the same editor for both my code in R, Python, and any other language that might follow in the future. As I had some problems with finding my way around VS Code at first, I summarise some of my experiences here.

If you are like me, and have been using an IDE specific to your coding language at hand (RStudio for R, PyCharm / Jupyter for Python), then VS Code will feel a bit different at first.

I would describe it more as an open-source development platform, as it is highly customisable for your needs. Three avenues to customise your coding experience, are adding extensions, custom snippets, and adjusting the very detailed settings.

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