Best ChatGPT Alternatives for Coding (5 Examples)


Hi! In this tutorial, we will be discussing best ChatGPT alternatives for writing code. In other words, other generative AI technologies that can be used to generate code.

While ChatGPT by Open AI remains the leading generative AI technology for a host of operations, there are also other alternatives to ChatGPT that offer similar and, in some cases, better functionality.

Here is an overview:

Let’s dive into the discussion!


Example 1: BARD by Google

BARD, which was made available to the public on May 10, 2023, is positioned to be a strong competitor for ChatGPT.

I asked BARD to write me Python code for looping through dictionary keys, and below was its response:


python code generated by BARD


The response it gave was quite good, and I went on to engage it in other conversations.

Also, the interface design is nice as, like ChatGPT, you can toggle between light mode and dark mode.

You can give BARD a try here.

Example 2: Chatsonic by Writesonic

Chatsonic created by Writesonic is designed to address the limitations of ChatGPT, such as by generating recent data, enabling image generation, and possessing text-to-speech capability.

I asked Chatsonic to write me Javascript code for generating random text. Here is the response it gave:


javascript code generated by Chatsonic

As you can see, Chatsonic did a pretty decent job generating the requested Javascript code along with the code explanation.

In the settings, however, you can select between a concise or detailed response to your prompt query.

For image generation, you have a choice between using DALL-E or Stable Diffusion engines.

Chatsonic is integrated with Google search, so it can give recent information. It also has voice command capability, so you do not have to type.

These are some of the features of Chatsonic that make it one good alternative to ChatGPT.

Try Chatsonic here.

Example 3: Microsoft Bing Chat

In February 2023, Microsoft released Bing Chat, an AI based on GPT-4 and integrated into Bing search.

I asked Bing Chat if it could write me R code for looping over a list of integers, and this was what it returned:


r code generated by Bing Chat

As you can see, it generated the R code for me, much like what ChatGPT would do. However, it didn’t quite give a code explanation.

But, if you need to generate code in a particular programming language, then Bing Chat can do the job for you.

Give it a try here.

Example 4: YOU Chat

Another good alternative to ChatGPT for generating code is YOU Chat created by

I asked YOU Chat to write me Python code for creating a nested list. This was the response it gave:


python code generated by YOU Chat

Clearly, it did a nice job with the code generation and offered an explanation too.

Like Chatsonic, YOU Chat also allows you to generate images from a text prompt using Stable Diffusion and Open Journey engines.

Play with YOU Chat here.


Example 5: Perplexity AI

Perplexity AI is another generative AI tool that can be used as a substitute for ChatGPT when it comes to code generation.

Therefore, I asked Perplexity AI to write me Javascript code for copying to the clipboard. Here is its response:


javascript code generated by Perplexity AI

Perplexity AI did generate a functional Javascript code in response to my prompt query along with code explanation and application.

It thus serves as a good alternative to ChatGPT. Give Perplexity AI a try here.

Video, Further Resources & Summary

Do you need more explanations on the best alternatives to ChatGPT for coding? Then you should have a look at the following YouTube video of the Statistics Globe YouTube channel.

In the video, we discuss the best alternatives to ChatGPT for coding in some more detail.


The YouTube video will be added soon.


Furthermore, you could have a look at some other interesting AI-based tutorials on Statistics Globe:

This post has discussed best alternatives to ChatGPT for coding. There are many other useful chatbots that can function as well as ChatGPT when it comes to code generation. However, the five discussed in this post are among the best of them.

Since new generative AI technology and tools are being rolled out almost on a daily basis, it behooves users to keep abreast of these developments in order to be able to make use of the latest technology.

I do hope you found this tutorial helpful! In case you have further questions, you may leave a comment below.


R & Python Expert Ifeanyi Idiaye

This page was created in collaboration with Ifeanyi Idiaye. You might check out Ifeanyi’s personal author page to read more about his academic background and the other articles he has written for the Statistics Globe website.


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