Geoprocessing modules/tools/functions reference listing

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08-13-2010 10:28 PM
TomTaranto
New Contributor II
I have enjoyed using the Geoprocessing Commands Quick Reference Guide to help me overcome the complexity (and richness) of ArcGIS 9.3 in the past.

Is their a similar Reference Guide available to help the novice ArcGIS modeller to select relevent python modules/tools/functions/classes?

thanx
Tom
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DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor
I would concentrate on the online help as a start
http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html?TopicName=welcome#/What_is_geoprocessin...
since it is updated as changes occur
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DavidWynne
Esri Contributor
I have enjoyed using the Geoprocessing Commands Quick Reference Guide to help me overcome the complexity (and richness) of ArcGIS 9.3 in the past.

Is their a similar Reference Guide available to help the novice ArcGIS modeller to select relevent python modules/tools/functions/classes?

thanx
Tom


Hi Tom,
Its not exactly like the tool reference guide, but have a look at pydoc in Python.  You can open that from Python with these 2 lines.
import pydoc
pydoc.gui()


From the small pydoc dialog, click open browser, and click on arcpy (package).  The first page will give you a list of arcpy functions, and you can navigate with a click to other modules (like the mapping module) with an additional click.
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DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor
Nice!...never used it, but it is better than
>>> import arcpy
>>> help(arcpy)
>>> dir(arcpy)
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TomTaranto
New Contributor II
That looks great. Thankyou David.
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TedCronin
MVP Honored Contributor
Or just click Module Docs from the Start Menu... to get at the same functionality, and yes visually not as good as the OMD, but in content, 1000x better than the OMD:)
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PonLertsakdadet
New Contributor
Thanks rdg129
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LouisOrtiz
New Contributor
Thanks rdg129



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