How to Install Spyder Python in Xubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS

December 22, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Spyder Python Xubuntu 18.04 Installation Guide

You are Welcome! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install Spyder Python IDE on Xubuntu 18.04 Bionic LTS GNU/Linux Desktop.

Especially Relevant: it’s Recommended to Install Spyder IDE on Xubuntu 18.04 with Anaconda.

And Spyder is Included by Default in the Spyder Python distribution, which comes with everything you need to get started in an All-in-one Package.

Finally, Spyder IDE is a powerful Scientific Environment written in Python, for Python, and designed by and for Scientists, Engineers and Data Analysts.

How to Install Spyder Python on Xubuntu 18.04 - Featured

Spyder Components:

  • Editor: multi-language editor with a function/class browser, code analysis tools, automatic code completion, horizontal/vertical splitting, and go-to-definition
  • IPython Console: run your code by line, cell, or file; and render plots right inline
  • Variable Explorer: Interact with and modify variables on the fly: plot a histogram or timeseries, edit a dateframe or Numpy array, sort a collection, dig into nested objects, and more
  • Profiler: find and eliminate bottlenecks to unchain your code’s performance
  • Debugger: trace each step of your code’s execution interactively
  • Help: instantly view any object’s docs, and render your own
  1. 1. Launching Terminal

    Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install Spyder Python on Xubuntu 18.04 - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. 2. Downloading Installer

    Download Anaconda Python for Xubuntu 18.04 GNU/Linux

    Anaconda Python Xubuntu 18.04

    If possible Select directly “Open with Archive Manager”!

  3. 3. Setting Up Permissions

    Next Give Execution Permission

    chmod +x ~/Downloads/Anaconda*.sh
  4. 4. Installing Spyder

    And then Install Spyder Python with


    Or for a System-Wide setup instead:

    sudo ~/Downloads/Anaconda*.sh

    Follow the CLI Wizard and type ‘q’ and ‘yes’ to Accept License…
    It’s best to Install Spyder Locally without sudo into your Home!
    That’s because after the conda packages installer do Not Works with sudo…
    In the End Confirm for Amending the Path in the .bashrc File.
    And at last, Load the New Setup with:

  5. 5. Launching Spyder

    Finally, to Start Spyder IDE


    How to Create App Launcher on Main Menu

    Make Launcher for Menu Guide
  6. 6. Getting-Started Guide

    How to Getting-Started with Spyder Python

    Spyder Python Quick Start Guide
  7. How to Install Spyder Python on Xubuntu 18.04 - Spyder IDE

    So Now I’m truly Happy if My Guide could Help You to Install Spyder Python in Xubuntu 18.04!

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