Spyder is a free and open source scientific environment written in Python, for Python, and designed by and for scientists, engineers and data analysts. It features a unique combination of the advanced editing, analysis, debugging, and profiling functionality of a comprehensive development tool with the data exploration, interactive execution, deep inspection, and beautiful visualization capabilities of a scientific package.


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Want to join the community of scientists, engineers and analysts all around the world using Spyder? Click the button below to download the suggested installer for your platform; we offer standalone installers on Windows and macOS. For Linux, we recommend the cross-platform Anaconda distribution, which includes Spyder and many other useful packages for scientific Python. You can also try out Spyder right in your web browser by launching it on Binder.

For a detailed guide on the many different methods of obtaining Spyder, please refer to our full installation instructions, and check out our release page for links to all our installers. These approaches are generally intended for experienced users and those with specific needs, so we recommend sticking with the recommended installer unless you have a specific reason to go with another. Happy Spydering!


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