Name: Spyder 3
Home page: https://github.com/spyder-ide/spyder
Why? : It offers a very unique and powerful way to use python libraries for number crunching. Furthermore, it renders excellent plots which can directly be used in scientific publications.
Open soure: Yes
- From the official website ***
Spyder is the Scientific PYthon Development EnviRonment:
. a powerful interactive development environment for the Python language with advanced editing, interactive testing, debugging and introspection features
. and a numerical computing environment thanks to the support of IPython (enhanced interactive Python interpreter) and popular Python libraries such as NumPy (linear algebra), SciPy (signal and image processing) or matplotlib (interactive 2D/3D plotting).
Spyder may also be used as a library providing powerful console-related widgets for your PyQt-based applications – for example, it may be used to integrate a debugging console directly in the layout of your graphical user interface.