Original author(s)Pierre Raybaut
Developer(s)Spyder project contributors
Initial release18 October 2009; 13 years ago (2009-10-18)[1][2]
Stable release
5.4.4[3] Edit this on Wikidata / 18 July 2023; 27 days ago (18 July 2023)
Written inPython
Operating systemCross-platform
PlatformQt, Windows, macOS, Linux
TypeIntegrated development environment
Websitewww.spyder-ide.org Edit this on Wikidata

Spyder is an open-source cross-platform integrated development environment (IDE) for scientific programming in the Python language. Spyder integrates with a number of prominent packages in the scientific Python stack, including NumPy, SciPy, Matplotlib, pandas, IPython, SymPy and Cython, as well as other open-source software.[4][5] It is released under the MIT license.[6]

Initially created and developed by Pierre Raybaut in 2009, since 2012 Spyder has been maintained and continuously improved by a team of scientific Python developers and the community.

Spyder is extensible with first-party and third-party plugins,[7] includes support for interactive tools for data inspection and embeds Python-specific code quality assurance and introspection instruments, such as Pyflakes, Pylint[8] and Rope. It is available cross-platform through Anaconda, on Windows, on macOS through MacPorts, and on major Linux distributions such as Arch Linux, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo Linux, openSUSE and Ubuntu.[9][10]

Spyder uses Qt for its GUI and is designed to use either of the PyQt or PySide Python bindings.[11] QtPy, a thin abstraction layer developed by the Spyder project and later adopted by multiple other packages, provides the flexibility to use either backend.[12]


Features include:[13]


Available plugins include:[14]

See also


  1. ^ "spyder-ide/spyder at v1.0.0". GitHub. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  2. ^ "(Python)(ANN) Spyder v1.0.0 released". 18 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Release 5.4.4". 18 July 2023. Retrieved 4 August 2023.
  4. ^ "Migrating from MATLAB to Python". Greener Engineering. et.byu.edu. Archived from the original on 2014-10-10. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Spyder review". review.techworld.com. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Spyder license".
  7. ^ "SpyderPlugins – spyderlib – Plugin development – Spyder is the Scientific PYthon Development EnviRonment". Archived from the original on 24 October 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Pylint extension – Spyder 2.2 documentation". packages.python.org. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Reviews for spyder". apps.ubuntu.com. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Seznámení s Python IDE Spyder". fedora.cz. Archived from the original on 20 August 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Spyder runtime dependencies". github.com. 21 February 2015.
  12. ^ "QtPy: Abstraction layer for PySide/PyQt4/PyQt5". github.com. 23 October 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2015.
  13. ^ "Spyder Documention – Features Overview". Spyder Project. Retrieved 2018-07-30.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ "Spyder Plugins List". Spyder Project. Retrieved 2018-07-30.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)