Sunday, July 13, 2014

Spyder 2.3 is released!

Hi all,

On the behalf of Spyder's development team, I'm pleased to announce that Spyder 2.3 has been released and is available for Windows XP/Vista/7/8, GNU/Linux and MacOS X here:

This release represents 14 months of development since version 2.2 and introduces major enhancements and new features:

  • Python 3 support (versions 3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 are supported).
  • Drop Python 2.5 support.
  • Various Editor improvements:
    • Use the Tab key to do code completions
    • Highlight cells
    • First-class support for Enaml files
    • Improve how calltips are shown
    • Better looking Object Inspector
Spyder 2.2 has been a huge success (being downloaded more than 400,000 times!) and we hope 2.3 will be as successful as it. For that we fixed 70 important bugs, merged 30 pull requests from 11 authors and added almost 1000 commits between these two releases.

- Carlos


  1. Hi. I'm teaching an intro programming course with spyder and python. My students with mac's are using the .dmg installer found here:

    You indicate that the new version can use python3. I'm wondering if you could point me to some step-by-step instructions for my students to allow them to use python3 instead of python2. Thanks.

  2. Hey Carlos. You've forgot to add title to this blog post. ;)

  3. Hi, I can't figure out how to make Spyder 2.3 run with Python 3. I'm on MacOX.