Spyder is an IDE for Python development. In this post, we will look different ways of installing Spyder on Ubuntu.


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Conda Install Spyder

One of the easiest and recommended way of installing Spyder is through Anaconda.

Assuming you are in your Anaconda python 3+ environment. Run following command.

sudo conda install spyder

Check Spyder installation...

 conda list spyder
# packages in environment at /home/anaconda3:
# Name                    Version                   Build  Channel
spyder                    4.1.4                    py38_0
spyder-kernels            1.9.2                    py38_0

Start Spyder On Ubuntu

Run following command...

spyder &

The above command will bring up the Spyder GUI. It might ask you to install Kite. I would recommend to enable Kite since it is a great Autocomplete plugin. Checkout more about Kite here...


After installing, you will have to restart Spyder.

Update Spyder

sudo conda update spyder

Remove Spyder On Ubuntu

conda remove spyder

Apt-get Install Spyder

Another (not recommended) way of installing Spyder is just use apt-get command.

sudo apt-get update -y
sudo apt-get install -y spyder3

However you might not get latest version using apt method.