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condapackage manager and not much else, and then simply run
conda install spyderto get just Spyder and its dependencies rather than the hundreds that come with Anaconda. With the new features available in the very latest Spyder versions (possibly not in Macports yet), you can actually use that copy of Spyder with any Python environment or install on your machine, so long as the
spyder-kernelspackage is installed in such.
pipwith the existing Python install you're presumably already using (or a new one, if you need it), although sometimes things can go wrong that are hard to fix for non-experts and we don't recommend it. The benefit over MacPorts, however, is you are always kept up to date, and there are few to no
pip-specific bugs with the package itself (vs. install problems due to using
pip); a number of our developers work this way.