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Jun 2016
John Lynch
@john9631
Jun 15 2016 00:15
Second question: I'm a CTA with MITx (Mooc) and we have a mix of windows, linux and mac students. I see suggestions of Mac issues above; are they going to be a problem for fairly computer illiterate beginners?
Carlos Cordoba
@ccordoba12
Jun 15 2016 01:41
Vim keybindings are being created as part of an external plugin, so they won't come as part of Spyder. However, plugin installation is very simple (like installing a Python package), so you shouldn't have much troubles with that :-)
The Mac problems are serious with Qt4: freezes and sluggishness. They are going to be solves with in Spyder 3.0, but even the latest beta has some troubles.
When does your course start?
John Lynch
@john9631
Jun 15 2016 02:16
Thanks Carlos
The current course is using Canopy and started a couple of weeks back. The new course will move to Python 3.5 and Anaconda/Spyder. That starts in Fall ... I guess October.
Where can I find the vim plugin (I'm running 2 with my canopy environment but have 3beta accessing my Linux Python 2.7.6)?
Carlos Cordoba
@ccordoba12
Jun 15 2016 03:22
I'm not sure about where you can find it. @Nodd is the one developing it ;-)
You can open an issue in Spyder's Github website (https://github.com/spyder-ide/spyder) and ping him about it
The fall is perfect for us!! We'll release Spyder 3.0 in a couple of weeks, so we have a good amount of time to fix the bugs that could appear after that
Jason Grout
@jasongrout
Jun 15 2016 08:00
@ccordoba12 - I'm curious what the plugin architecture looks like for spyder. Is there some overview written up somewhere?