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Comparing Github Copilot and Replit AI

In this doc, we'll be comparing Github Copilot and Replit AI. We'll go over how each works, available features, pricing, and more. Much of the information for Github Copilot in this doc was pulled from Github's Copilot marketing page and their associated docs.

What is Replit AI?

Replit AI is more than just an AI pair programmer. It is Replit’s suite of artificial intelligence features which include: Complete Code, Generate Code, Edit Code, and Explain Code. Complete Code is our flagship feature and it offers autocomplete-style suggestions as you code.

What is Github Copilot

GitHub Copilot is an AI pair programmer. It offers autocomplete-style suggestions as you code. You can receive suggestions from GitHub Copilot either by starting to write the code you want to use, or by writing a natural language comment describing what you want the code to do.

How does Replit AI work?

Replit AI returns results generated from large language models trained on publicly available code and tuned by Replit. To make suggestions and explain your code, Replit AI considers what you type and other context from your Repl like the programming language you're using.

How does Github Copilot work?

GitHub Copilot analyzes the context in the file you are editing, as well as related files, and offers suggestions from within your text editor. GitHub Copilot is powered by OpenAI Codex, a new AI system created by OpenAI.

What are Replit AI's features?

Complete Code - Replit AI leverages context to provide code suggestions as you're typing. Press tab to accept suggestions.

Generate Code - Provide a natural language prompt, and let Replit AI generate code to help solve your problem.

Explain Code - Highlight code, and Replit AI will walk through it step-by-step in plain English. This feature is especially useful when trying to understand other people's code or code you wrote in the past.

Edit Code - Edit Code allows users to highlight blocks of code, describe the adjustments needed (like changing variable names), and Replit AI will provide a suggested rewrite of the code block.

What are Github Copilot's features?

Copilot offers two main features: autocomplete-style suggestions and generating code through natural language comments. Both features are used to generate code or entire functions in real-time. Copilot also integrates into multiple editors including Visual Studio, VS code, & Neovim.

How much does Replit AI cost?

Currently, Replit AI is available in the Replit Core membership. Feel free to visit our Replit AI marketing page to upgrade and see more live examples of Replit AI in action.

How much does Github Copilot cost?

GitHub Copilot is available as a monthly and yearly subscription. The monthly subscription is $10 per calendar month and the yearly subscription is $100 per year.

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