In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Spyder on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Spyder is a free and open-source scientific integrated development environment(IDE) written in Python. It features a unique combination of the advanced editing, analysis, debugging, and profiling functionality of a comprehensive development tool with the data exploration, interactive execution, deep inspection, and beautiful visualization capabilities of a scientific package.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Spyder IDE on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Spyder on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Spyder on Ubuntu 20.04.
By default, Spyder IDE is available on Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to install Spyder on your Ubuntu system:
sudo apt install spyder
Step 3. Accessing Spyder on Ubuntu.
Once successfully installed, run the following path on your desktop to open with the path:
Activities -> Show Applications -> Spyderor launching it through the terminal with the command shown below:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Spyder. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Spyder IDE on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Spyder website.