[SciPy-User] ANN: Spyder v2.1

Pierre Raybaut pierre.raybaut@gmail....
Thu Nov 3 04:36:00 CDT 2011


Hi all,

On the behalf of Spyder's development team
(http://code.google.com/p/spyderlib/people/list), 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:
http://code.google.com/p/spyderlib/

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:
http://packages.python.org/guiqwt/_images/sift3.png), NumPy array
editor (example: http://packages.python.org/guiqwt/_images/sift2.png),
dictionary editor, source code editor, etc.

Description of key features with tasty screenshots can be found at:
http://code.google.com/p/spyderlib/wiki/Features

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: http://code.google.com/p/spyderlib/wiki/ChangeLog

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
course).

Don't forget to follow Spyder updates/news:
  * on the project website: http://code.google.com/p/spyderlib/
  * and on our official blog: http://spyder-ide.blogspot.com/

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!
(http://code.google.com/p/spyderlib/wiki/NoteForContributors)

Enjoy!
-Pierre


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