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Spyder 6 will introduce new conda-based installers for Windows, macOS, and Linux. While Windows and macOS have had installers for some time, this new development will provide a more consistent and reliable user experience across all platforms, including Linux. Additionally, the new installers lay the foundation for several exciting new Spyder features.

The Spyder team and collaborators hosted a Birds of a Feather session at SciPy 2023, focused on moving beyond just scripts and notebooks toward truly reproducible, reusable research. Here, we share the tips, tools, platforms and strategies that participants offered to help achieve these goals.

The Spyder team and collaborators hosted a Birds of a Feather session at SciPy 2023, focused on moving beyond just scripts and notebooks toward truly reproducible, reusable research. Here’s a recap of the goals of the session and the shared challenges that participants brought up in achieving them.

Spyder has received a two-year grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to add remote development capabilities to our beloved IDE. This means you'll be able to easily take advantage of the vast resources offered by HPC clusters or the cloud to execute your code, while working from the comfort of your personal computer. And if you're interested in helping us implement that, we may have just the job opportunity for you!

Spyder 5.4.0 was released recently, featuring some major enhancements to the Windows and macOS standalone installers. You'll now get more detailed feedback when new versions are available, and you can download and start the update to them from right within Spyder, instead of having to install them manually. Read on to learn how these new update features work and how to use them.

The third-party Spyder-Watchlist plugin is introduced, which can display and continually update the values of arbitrary, user-defined expressions while the debugger is active, and it's shown how to use this powerful tool for quickly exploring and debugging your code.

New 2022 roadmap and grant funding

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Daniel Althviz

We'd like to share our brand new roadmap for the rest of 2022, powered by the feedback of users like you. We're also excited to announce two new grants we've been awarded, which fund significant improvements to Spyder's Windows installers and user/developer documentation.

New features in Spyder 4's new debugger!

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Quentin Peter

IPython is a great improvement over the standard Python interpreter, bringing many enhancements such as autocompletion and "magic" commands. When debugging, however, many of these features become inaccessible. With Spyder, we aim to bring back these capabilities and more for a truly premium debugging experience! (And believe me, I use this debugger a lot, and not only because I write code that might contain bugs :p).

STX Next, one of Europe's largest Python development companies, has shared with us how Spyder has been a powerful tool for them when performing data analysis. It is a pleasure for us on the Spyder team to work every day to improve the workflow of developers, scientists, engineers and data analysts. We are very glad to receive and share a STX Next testimonial about Spyder, along with an interview with one of their developers, Michael Wiśniewski, who has found Spyder very useful in his job.

Writing docs is not just writing docs

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Juanita Gómez Romero

I joined the Spyder team almost two years ago, and I never thought I was going to end up working on docs. Six months ago I started a project with CAM Gerlach and Carlos Cordoba to improve Spyder’s documentation. At first, I didn’t actually understand how important docs are for software, especially for open source projects. However, during all this time I’ve learned how documentation has a huge impact on the open-source community and I’ve been thankful to have been able to do this. But, from the beginning, I asked myself “why am I the ‘right person’ for this?”