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Spyder v2.1 released

From:  Pierre Raybaut <>
Subject:  ANN: Spyder v2.1
Date:  Thu, 3 Nov 2011 10:36:00 +0100
Message-ID:  <>
Archive-link:  Article

Hi all,

On the behalf of Spyder's development team
(, I'm pleased to
announce that Spyder v2.1 has been released and is available for
Windows XP/Vista/7, GNU/Linux and MacOS X:

Spyder is a free, open-source (MIT license) interactive development
environment for the Python language with advanced editing, interactive
testing, debugging and introspection features. Originally designed to
provide MATLAB-like features (integrated help, interactive console,
variable explorer with GUI-based editors for dictionaries, NumPy
arrays, ...), it is strongly oriented towards scientific computing and
software development.
Thanks to the `spyderlib` library, Spyder also provides powerful
ready-to-use widgets: embedded Python console (example:, NumPy array
editor (example:,
dictionary editor, source code editor, etc.

Description of key features with tasty screenshots can be found at:

This release represents a year of development since v2.0 and
introduces major enhancements and new features:
 * Large performance and stability improvements
 * PySide support (PyQt is no longer exclusively required)
 * New profiler plugin (thanks to Santiago Jaramillo, a new contributor)
 * Experimental support for IPython v0.11+
 * And many other changes:

On Windows platforms, Spyder is also available as a stand-alone
executable (don't forget to disable UAC on Vista/7). This all-in-one
portable version is still experimental (for example, it does not embed
sphinx -- meaning no rich text mode for the object inspector) but it
should provide a working version of Spyder for Windows platforms
without having to install anything else (except Python 2.x itself, of

Don't forget to follow Spyder updates/news:
  * on the project website:
  * and on our official blog:

Last, but not least, we welcome any contribution that helps making
Spyder an efficient scientific development/computing environment. Join
us to help creating your favourite environment!


        Support the Python Software Foundation:

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