Important notes :
- This feature is still experimental and will remain so until Spyder v2.2 (scheduled for December 2011).
- It requires IPython v0.12dev (i.e. the current IPython development version, available through the github repository).
The idea is to start a new IPython kernel within the "Console" plugin (bottom left of the screenshot above), then a new IPython frontend dockwidget is created automatically (top left of the screenshot above). This first implementation already supports the Variable Explorer (top right of the screenshot above) through the IPython kernel associated to the frontend but nothing else is supported (link with the Editor, the Object Inspector, and so on).
In the "Console" plugin preference page, the user may change the IPython kernel command line options (defaults are: "python --pylab=inline").