There are like >50 debian packages to download and install if you do it manually.

2 Answers 2


Not one click, but cut and paste this into a terminal window:

sudo apt-get install spyder
  • I've tried that but it needs several things I don't have, that's why I asked how to install all the prerequisites too. It requires python 2.6 and I have python 2.7.3.
    – Josh Pinto
    Oct 7, 2012 at 22:01
  • That's the beauty of debian package management - it installs the dependencies automatically. It sounds like something is broken, can you past the results into your question please? Oct 7, 2012 at 22:02
  • Yeah something was broken I fixed it, and now it works perfectly thanks!
    – Josh Pinto
    Oct 8, 2012 at 2:31
  • I cannot launch spyder after installing it via apt-get. The spyder icon in the dash is not working at all. When I type spyder in terminal, I get the startup error message ImportError: No module named rich_ipython_widget . Did anyone encounter similar problems? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and the (default) python version 2.7.6
    – mcExchange
    Oct 14, 2015 at 10:56

Open "Ubuntu Software Center" search for spyder and click on "Install."

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .