Spyder 4 will be released very soon with lots of interesting new features that you'll want to check out, reflecting years of effort by the team to improve the user experience. In this post, we will be talking about the improvements made to the Variable Explorer.
Version 4.0 of Spyder is almost ready! It has been in the making for well over three years, and it contains lots of interesting new features. We will focus on the Files pane in this post, where we've made several improvements to the interface and file management tools. Some of this include the simplification of the interface by hiding size and kind columns by default, the possibility to custom file associations and open files externally with specific programs associated from Spyder, the functions to copy the absolute and relative paths of the files from the editor and the incorporation of icons depending on the file type which are displayed along with the file's name.
As part of our next release, we are proud to announce an additional completion client for Spyder, Kite. Kite is a novel completion client that uses Machine Learning techniques to find and predict the best autocompletion for a given text. Additionally, it collects improved documentation for compiled packages, e.g. Matplotlib, NumPy and SciPy, that cannot be obtained easily by using traditional code analysis packages such as Jedi.
TDK-Micronas is sponsoring Spyder development efforts through Quansight Labs. This will enable the development of some features that have been requested by our users, as well as new features that will help TDK develop custom Spyder plugins in order to complement their Automatic Test Equipment (ATE’s) in the development of their Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC’s).
We're excited to announce the release of the milestone Beta 2, which represents nearly a year of intense work on Spyder's completion/introspection/help/analysis architecture, dark theme, plot pane, autosave, and much more. This is the first of a new series of blog posts chronicling our final push toward the Spyder 4.0 release, and the new features we've implemented along the way,
We're pleased to highlight the release of QtConsole 4.4, which powers Spyder's IPython Console GUI. The latest version, developed in collaboration with the Jupyter team, adds several key features, enhancements and usability improvements, along with dozens of bug fixes and other changes—many requested and implemented by Spyder users like you.
We're excited to announce the release of Spyder 3.3.0 and 3.3.1, with several new features and enhancements, usability improvements, significant under the hood modifications and over 40 bug fixes. We'll go over the key changes and explain what they mean for you as a user, and discuss a few additional important notes about this release and what's coming next.
Watch maintainer Carlos Córdoba explain Spyder's history, demo some of the IDE's current functionality, and reveal some of the key features planned for the project's immediate future on Episode 1 of Quansight's Open Source Directions broadcast. Carlos also answers a number of user-submitted questions covering a range of Spyder-related topics.
In the second of a three part series, we've got some exciting announcements to make about Spyder and its continued development, and we'll review the project's current status and some major upcoming releases.
In the first of a three part series, we look back at the major events, project changes, milestones, and progress over the past six months since our previous funding ended. We'll also go over funding and development stats and status up to the present.