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Spyder IDE

The Scientific Python Development Environment


Spyder IDE is all of us

Our contributors 540

Thank you for supporting Spyder IDE.

C.A.M. Gerlach

Core Contributor

$550 USD

Now donating 2 * $5 per month, since apparently...


Core Contributor

$125 USD

Jitse Niesen

Core Contributor



$1,016 USD

paul broder

$1,000 USD

Levitronix GmbH

$900 USD

Keep up the fantastic work!

John Kablan

$725 USD


Transparent and open finances.

Invoice #120143
Monthly financial contribution to Spyder IDE

Credit from Incognito to Spyder IDE

Contribution #479271
Monthly financial contribution to Spyder IDE (Individual)

Credit from Marc Ochsner to Spyder IDE

Contribution #566902
Today’s balance

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Total raised

$40,698.56 USD

Total disbursed

$40,698.56 USD

Estimated annual budget

$14,844.29 USD


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News from Spyder IDE

Updates on our activities and progress.


Spyder, the Scientific Python Development Environment, is a powerful open-source IDE written in Python, for Python, and designed by and for scientists, engineers and data analysts. It offers a unique combination of the advanced editing, code analysis, built-in debugging, and detailed profiling functionality of a comprehensive development tool with the data exploration, interactive execution, deep inspection, and beautiful visualization capabilities of a scientific package. What's more, its abilities can be extended even further via its plugin system and API.

Use as an IDE

Spyder is a Python development environment with many features for research, data analysis, and scientific package creation:


Work efficiently in a multi-language editor with a function/class browser, real-time code analysis tools (pyflakes, pylint, and pycodestyle), automatic code completion (jedi and rope), horizontal/vertical splitting, and go-to-definition.

Interactive console

Multiple IPython consoles with workspace and debugging support to instantly evaluate the code written in the Editor. Spyder consoles also come with full Matplotlib integration.

Documentation viewer

Render documentation in real-time with Sphinx for any class or function, whether external or user-created from either the Editor or a Console.

Variable explorer

Inspect any variables, functions or objects created during your session. Editing and interaction is supported with many common types, including numeric/strings/bools, Python lists/tuples/dictionaries, dates/timedeltas, Numpy arrays, Pandas index/series/dataframes, PIL/Pillow images, and more.

Development tools

Examine your code with the static analyzer, trace its execution with the interactive debugger, measure its performance with the profiler, and keep things organized with project support and a builtin file explorer.

Find in files

Search for queries across multiple files in your project, with full support for regular expressions.

Plugin support API

This allows for extending Spyder to add more functionality right inside the IDE. (Beta!)

Use as a (Python) library

Spyder may also be used as a PyQt5 extension library (module spyder). For example, the Python interactive shell widget used in Spyder may be embedded in your own PyQt5 application.

Our team

C.A.M. Gerlach

Core Contributor
Now donating 2 * $5 per month, since apparently...


Core Contributor

Jitse Niesen

Core Contributor