How to install Spyder Scientific Python Development Environment on Ubuntu

Spyder is a free open source python IDE for Linux, Windows and mac OS. It comes with multi language editor with function and class browser, auto completion, real-time analysis, syntax highlighting, horizontal and vertical splitting, build-in IPython console, variable explorer, plots, build-in debugger, documentation viewer and more. You can also extend its features via plugins.

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Install Spyder python IDE on Ubuntu

Open your terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) in your Ubuntu system, and run the below command.

sudo apt update

Then type your Ubuntu password if needed. Then run the below command to install the latest version of Spyder python IDE on your Ubuntu OS.

sudo apt install spyder

After the installation of Spyder python IDE, click the show applications menu in the Ubuntu dock and type Spyder in the search box and click Spyder to open it. You can also open it using below command in the terminal.


And uninstall the spyder IDE using below command.

sudo apt remove spyder
sudo apt autoremove

Install spyder IDE via PIP:

Fist install the Python Package Manager and restart your system. After that in your terminal app run below Spyder PIP installation command. It will install the latest version of Spyder app.

sudo pip install spyder

Install Spyder python IDE via Linux Installer: (Experimental)

Download the latest version of Spyder python IDE installer file from the above downloads link and save it on your Downloads folder.

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Note: Here “” is the downloaded file name. You can change below commands based on your file name. This installation method is still in experimental mode.

Open the terminal (ctrl+alt+t) app and run below commands one by one.

cd Downloads
sudo chmod +x
sudo ./

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  1. Lionel Trebuchon

    Why do you prefer to use sudo to install spyder?

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