Make Spyder Matplotlib plots appear in own window

Related: Upgrade Spyder, including beta versions

IPython console in Spyder IDE by default opens Matplotlib plots in the same inline “notebook”.

Make separate Matplotlib figure windows pop up

In Spyder,

Tools > Preferences > Ipython Console > Graphics > Graphics Backend > Backend: “automatic”

These popout figures are much more useful in general since you can probe the data and zoom, unlike the static PNGs in the inline notebook.

Interactive Matplotlib Jupyter Notebook

%matplotlib inline

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