There is one small change necessary for running the tidalcycles plugin for Atom/VS.
Install tidal as normal, set up Super Collider with
Install Atom or VS, then install the respective tidalcycles plugin. I did not need to change the default path to ghci from . . .
Here is the difference: run your editor from within stack with
stack exec. The windows command is in this Reddit thread, which this solution is from.
On Mac, this command is
stack exec /Applications/Atom.app/Contents/MacOS/Atom -- --processStart Atom.app
This will open a stacked instance of Atom, and then you can open your .tidal file and run the program (i.e.
d1 $ sound "bd cp") with