In short, I can't open spyder and all the packages (as viewed in Environments) begin with 100. Trying to open spyder throws the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:\Users\Owner\Anaconda3\Scripts\spyder-script.py", line 10, in sys.exit(main()) File "C:\Users\Owner\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\spyder\app\start.py", line 186, in main from spyder.app import mainwindow File "C:\Users\Owner\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\spyder\app\mainwindow.py", line 90, in from qtpy import QtWebEngineWidgets # analysis:ignore File "C:\Users\Owner\Anaconda3\lib\site-packages\qtpy\QtWebEngineWidgets.py", line 22, in from PyQt5.QtWebEngineWidgets import QWebEnginePage ValueError: PyCapsule_GetPointer called with incorrect name

I have been using Anaconda (more broadly python) for a couple months now. I was trying to install pyqt5 using the command

pip install pyqt5

it gave me an error saying something along the lines of "spyder is out of date" So I updated spyder using

conda update spyder

which seemed to work. Then I tried pip installing pyqt5 again and it worked with an error which I can't remember. The problems started after I restarted Anaconda and spyder still says it is not updated.

Thanks, Kelsey


conda install -c anaconda pyqt

  • While this may technically answer the question, this answer could be much improved by explaining why your solution works. – Worthwelle Nov 20 '19 at 15:34

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