I am having trouble installing Spyder from the python package manager. I have cloned my environment, and once I install Spyder, the program appears to be loading, but I cannot find Spyder anywhere. Spyder also does not appear in the "Installed packages" list.
Sorry-- the whole thing is confusing, conda should work for us!
I've tried several times now on my machine to use the conda that comes with 2.8, but it does not work for my setup. I recommend using whatever works for you and doing the most normal thing. 🙂 That means if ESRI conda works, you should not install miniconda but it is a workable option FOR ME.
I wanted you to know that other person Joe has been trying to get spyder going with 2.8 and backed off to 2.7, which version are you using??
Please check the steps in Installing spyder IDE for ArcPro
Post Install instructions
Having installed spyder how do you actually run it? Well the way I do that is to create a short cut to it and place that on my desktop. You will find the application here:
xxx = Your user login
yyy = Your chosen name for the cloned environment
Arcgis Pro 2.2?
That makes it worse since I can't remember which version of spyder worked with Pro 2.2. The last version of Spyder 4 and the current versions of 5 certainly won't.
You should upgrade Pro to 2.8 or use the python window in Pro until then.
You don't need to install in the clone.
Shortcuts are covered here
conda install spyder=5.0.4 --no-pin
will install it in your base with the correct version of jedi and parso until spyder 5.1 comes out.
Change arc_pro to you installation path if you must clone.
If you install into the base and then clone the base then all the packages you have installed there will be copied to clones, so it's always best IMO to avoid installing anything into the base.
Also IMO it's nearly always best to try whatever Dan Patterson suggests. Nearly always 😉