languageserver VS nvim-lspconfig

Compare languageserver vs nvim-lspconfig and see what are their differences.


An implementation of the Language Server Protocol for R (by REditorSupport)
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languageserver nvim-lspconfig
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6.8 9.1
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R Lua
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Posts with mentions or reviews of languageserver. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-26.
  • Does Kate have an 'outline' sidebar for quick navigation to markdown headings, like RStudio has?
    2 projects | | 26 Sep 2022
    Symbol outline by LSP Client: It can connect to any LSP "server" (runs locally) which implements LSP protocol (, and supports "stdin" communication. A number of LSP server configuration is provided by default (including R), but user can extend, and override this configuration. As long as the LSP servers are properly installed (kate will start them) and the Kate LSP client configuration is set up properly should work. LSP also provides other IDE-like features (like code completion, jump to symbol definition, diagnostic/linter messages) etc. I found an LSP server for R (, you may want to give it a shot.
  • nvim-cmp setup for R?
    5 projects | | 24 Jul 2022
    You'd need: - hrsh7th/nvim-cmp with set up LSP source (hrsh7th/cmp-nvim-lsp). - neovim/nvim-lspconfig. - R language server installed. This is a regular R package, can be installed from CRAN.
  • Advice for r and rmarkdown using vim?
    5 projects | | 13 Jan 2022
    Besides a common modern Neovim "IDE setup", some other useful R-specific tools: - languageserver R package for LSP integration. - styler R package for code formatting. Somewhat slow and lacks some features, but seems to be the best current solution.
  • lua-lsp config for r_language_server
    5 projects | | 5 Jan 2022
    First of all, make sure that you actually use r_language_server. For that, at least install languageserver R package (run R from command line and execute install.packages("languageserver")) and set up r_language_server with nvim-lspconfig. I think after that you should be able to see some diagnostic information.
  • Alternatives to Rstudio
    4 projects | | 29 Nov 2021
    The truth is that most editors will use R language server underneath ( ) so it's more what layout you prefer than what functionalities an editor has to offer.
  • Neovim configs for data science
    8 projects | | 25 Jun 2021
    Other plugins/utilities can fill in some of the other gaps. In the screenshot below, I'm using NvimTree to browse files, and I'm also currently using Neovim's native LSP client (in Neovim 0.5.0) with r_language_server installed (configured with the Neovim team's plugin nvim-lspconfig).


Posts with mentions or reviews of nvim-lspconfig. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-03-27.
  • LazyVim and plugins - how to?
    6 projects | | 27 Mar 2023
    Figuring out what should be added is... an art (e.g. mason expects "bash-language-server", treesitter "bash", lspconfig "bashls"). The official docs with the official naming can be helpful here (nvim-lspconfig , treesitter , mason )
  • Is this omni completion problem in neovim or tsserver?
    3 projects | | 25 Mar 2023
    -- install plugins local plugins = { "", -- add any other plugins here { "", config = function() require("lspconfig").tsserver.setup({}) end, }, } require("lazy").setup(plugins, { root = root .. "/plugins", })
  • tsserver configuration options
    6 projects | | 24 Mar 2023
    you can use nvim-lspcofig for LSP support, mason.nvim for installing LSP servers, linters, formatters and debug adapters. nvim-cmp for completions, luasnip for snippets, null-ls for configuring your formatter and linters , lsp-inlayhints for inlay hints.
  • A Minimal Neovim Configuration for TypeScript Development featuring Lazy.nvim, LSP, Tree-Sitter, Prettier, Guess-Indent
    9 projects | | 23 Mar 2023
    neovim/nvim-lspconfig is used for LSP configuration. In particular, lsp-zero.nvim is not needed. But in the configuration, the keybindings from both packages are linked and listed.
  • How to disable Pyright diagnostics?
    2 projects | | 9 Mar 2023
    Pyright configuration for disabling hint diagnostics · Issue #726 · neovim/nvim-lspconfig (
  • Set up LSP for C programming
    2 projects | | 8 Mar 2023
    And just to clarify (not sure if this information is useful to you), lsp-zero only adds to the LSP server settings for the "capabilities" property and an on_attach function. Anything else is provided by nvim-lspconfig or mason-lspconfig.
  • JDTLS and LazyVim
    4 projects | | 6 Mar 2023
    Hello! I recently started using nvim after using vim on and off for some time. I've been using LazyVim since it seemed to have a good baseline configuration for me. I mostly develop in Java so I wanted to get additional features by using nvim-jdtls instead of the bundled nvim-lspconfig.
  • The v2.x branch of lsp-zero is available for testing
    6 projects | | 4 Mar 2023
    For those who don't know, lsp-zero is a plugin that bundles a configuration for nvim-lspconfig and nvim-cmp. The original idea was to make a setup for the built-in LSP client that didn't require too much effort.
    6 projects | | 4 Mar 2023
    To be fair nvim-lspconfig does make it easy to "connect" a language server with Neovim. That's all you need (and the language server itself, of course). People really struggle with the autocompletion part. Trying to replicate the exact behaviour of other editors is not that easy.
  • What's the coolest thing you've done with Neovim?
    11 projects | | 4 Mar 2023
    The coolest thing I've done is now I can code scheme lisp with help from my own LSP server named named scheme-langserver. With nvim-lspconfig and many other plugins, developing is really friendly. And many convenient fucntionalities such as autocompletion, goto definition are really helped and will help other lisp coder. Now, I hope my work will make NeoVim the better lisp editor than Emacs Lol.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing languageserver and nvim-lspconfig you can also consider the following projects:

nvim-lsp-installer - Further development has moved to!

coc - Chroniques Oubliées Contemporain

coc.nvim - Nodejs extension host for vim & neovim, load extensions like VSCode and host language servers.

null-ls.nvim - Use Neovim as a language server to inject LSP diagnostics, code actions, and more via Lua.

clangd - clangd language server

ale - Check syntax in Vim asynchronously and fix files, with Language Server Protocol (LSP) support

nvim-treesitter - Nvim Treesitter configurations and abstraction layer

nvim-jdtls - Extensions for the built-in LSP support in Neovim for

python-lsp-server - Fork of the python-language-server project, maintained by the Spyder IDE team and the community

vim-lsp-settings - Auto configurations for Language Server for vim-lsp

lspsaga.nvim - improve neovim lsp experience

typescript-language-server - TypeScript & JavaScript Language Server