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26th
Oct 2018
aperchak
@aperchak
Oct 26 2018 00:11
@CAM-Gerlach posted here: spyder-ide/spyder#7357. I uninstalled Amplitude and everything went back to normal. Thanks a bunch. Let me know if there's any other way I could help.
Tony Nguyen
@TrungBos_twitter
Oct 26 2018 15:48
I cannot use cmd+I to get object inspector. Anyone can show me?
CAM Gerlach
@CAM-Gerlach
Oct 26 2018 15:58
@TrungBos_twitter Check out spyder-ide/spyder#4410 for some solutions (updating Spyder, upgrade/downgrade dependencies to known good versions, restart Spyder, uninstall enum34 etc). Most likely an issue with third-party dependencies that's hopefully not as much as a problem in Spyder 4 (now in beta) . If you can't get it to work for now, it should still work from the Console.
Anthony Bader
@anthonyrolandb
Oct 26 2018 18:37
Hi - I am an analyst for a risk management firm. As part of my job I might be doing some scripting and small scale development in Python and I wanted to use Spyder. I wanted to make sure this is fine as I am working for a for-profit company. It might be good to note that I am not publishing software to app stores or anything like that but they could be used in house for projects that are generating revenue for the company.
Do I need a separate license or anything like that? and are there any restrictions on use?
CAM Gerlach
@CAM-Gerlach
Oct 26 2018 18:48

@anthonyrolandb You can use Spyder to create whatever software you want, and share and sell it to whomever you choose! No free/open-source license by definition, whether permissive (MIT/BSD) or copyleft (GPL), can restrict the purposes for you can use open source software (whether for commercial use, military technology, political purposes, etc); rather, open-source licenses only affect the redistribution of the software or derivative works thereof (for example, if you bundled Spyder itself in a product for your clients, or your company developed a new IDE based on Spyder's code, the license would apply, but no open-source license can, generally, affect the use or output of the software unless portions of the software is included in the output).

Furthermore, Spyder is under the MIT license, the most permissive available, so it only requires the attribution, disclaimers and notices be retained if Spyder is distributed but you can add code and incorporate it into a derived work under your own proprietary license if you so choose.

FYI, I just used Spyder to develop an ensemble machine learning system to do weather prediction for a major weather company, BTW.

Anthony Bader
@anthonyrolandb
Oct 26 2018 19:06
Great! Thanks for the tips this was very helpful
serra
@quiguisola
Oct 26 2018 19:25
Hello, I have a dumb issue with spyder not opening at the resized window I had when I exit, which is a bit annoying because I have 2 screens and I have to reshape it everytime. Any idea of how to fix this? (I am on windows 10).
CAM Gerlach
@CAM-Gerlach
Oct 26 2018 19:31

@serra Not sure it can be directly fixed on Spyder's side, since Windows can be quite annoying at not recalling the positions of its namesakes properly on application launch, particularly with two-monitor setups. However, an possible workaround is just using the Win-Left/Right/Up/Down keys to quickly maximize, minimize, resize (to 1/2 or 1/4 of the screen) and move (between positions or even monitors) your windows.

Once you're used to it, you can set up a whole workspace with multiple windows exactly how you want it in just a few seconds; its become one of the three shortcuts I absolutely couldn't live without, second only to Alt-Tab and arguably ahead of even Win+<Type> to launch applications.

serra
@quiguisola
Oct 26 2018 19:33
Oh! Cool! I just tried this and I didn't know it existed :)
Thanks!
CAM Gerlach
@CAM-Gerlach
Oct 26 2018 19:33
Sure! I myself didn't know of it until a couple years ago, but I couldn't believe you I lived without it.
As a bonus tip Alt-Spacebar brings up the OS menu of any window, allowing you to resize and move it more precisely using only a few keypresses (not to mention Alt-Space, C is IMO a far faster way to close windows than the ergonomic nightmare that is Alt-F4.
serra
@quiguisola
Oct 26 2018 19:37
Thanks a lot.