What is DataLab?

DataLab is a data notebook that (1) smartly leverages generative AI technology so you can ‘chat with your data’, (2) features a powerful IDE to review, tweak and run your analysis, and (3) seamlessly turns your work into a beautiful, shareable report.

Every DataLab workbook runs in a fully-managed, cloud-hosted environment with R / Python, built-in support for SQL and all commonly used data science packages pre-installed. If you need more, you can easily install additional packages. Learn more in Working with packages.

DataLab makes connecting to external databases a breeze. Set up the connection once and access data in any workbook. Write your query in a SQL cell; the result will be available as a data frame so you can continue your analysis. Learn more in SQL cell.

DataLab makes collaboration seamless. You can invite people through email or share a link. They can now jump in and edit or comment on your work in real-time. Learn more in Sharing a workbook.

DataLab features a powerful AI Assistant to chat with your data, or to generate and edit code, as well as fix and explain mistakes. The assistant helps you go from data to insights faster, building more skill in the process. Learn more in AI Assistant.

With the chart cell, you can create a beautiful chart of any data frame without code. Super-useful for quick data exploration and for creating sleek visuals to share with your peers. Learn more in Chart cell.

Is DataLab for me?

DataLab is for learners

After learning new concepts on DataCamp, you can practice and apply what you've learned in DataLab. Pick a dataset or sample database to start your next data science project or explore the library of templates. You can make workbooks public and even add them to a data science portfolio that others can easily explore.

DataLab is for data professionals

Data access, insights generation and collaboration are seamless in DataLab space, making it the perfect tool to get work done: hook up a database or upload a dataset, and start digging. If you need help from a colleague, you can just add them as an editor to your workbook to collaborate in real-time. When your report is ready, you can easily share it with other people in your org and drive data-driven decision making.

Getting started

The best way to explore DataLab is through the in-product onboarding. Head over to https://www.datacamp.com/datalab and follow the steps.

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