ANN: Spyder v2.1.9

Pierre Raybaut pierre.raybaut at
Sun Apr 1 09:36:35 CEST 2012

Hi all,

On the behalf of Spyder's development team
(, I'm pleased to
announce that Spyder v2.1.9 has been released and is available for
Windows XP/Vista/7, GNU/Linux and MacOS X:

This is a pure maintenance release -- a lot of bugs were fixed since v2.1.8:

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:

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!


More information about the Python-announce-list mailing list