In these instructions for working through the plutus pioneer program, it suggests installing the playground locally: https://tutorials.cardanoacademy.io/plutus-pioneer-program/setting-up-plutus-playground/starting-plutus-playground

However, the end result is to then just use the same web gui but on your localhost instead of running it on: https://playground.plutus.iohkdev.io/

So, are those docs just outdated or is there some advantage to running it locally?


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The Plutus playground deployed on playground.plutus.iohkdev.io is often out of date and might contain bugs that are already fixed in upstream.

  • Thanks for your answer; however, the latest can sometimes also have fresh bugs. I would think that the online playground would be a more stable version. Additionally, from a functionality standpoint are you saying there is no difference? If there is no functional difference then there would be no functional benefit. Sep 3, 2021 at 1:31

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