Screenshot of Spyder on Windows
|Developer(s)||Spyder developer community|
|Stable release||2.1.13 / January 4, 2013|
|Preview release||2.2.0 beta 2 / February 4, 2013|
|Platform||Qt, Windows, Linux, MacOS|
|Type||Integrated development environment|
Spyder (formerly Pydee) is an open source cross-platform IDE for scientific programming in the Python language. Spyder integrates NumPy, SciPy, Matplotlib and IPython, as well as other open source software.
In comparison with other IDEs for scientific development Spyder has a unique set of features - cross-platform, open-source, written in Python and available under non-copyleft license. Spyder is extensible with plugins, includes support for interactive tools for data inspection and embeds Python-specific code quality assurance and introspection instruments, such as Pyflakes, Pylint  and
rope. It is available on Windows platforms through Python(x,y) and WinPython, on MacOS through MacPorts and it is integrated to major Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, OpenSuse, Gentoo or ArchLinux.
- Editor with syntax highlighting and introspection for code completion
- Support for multiple Python consoles (including IPython)
- Explore and edit variables from a GUI
Full list of features with screenshots is available at Spyder's site 
See also