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Question asked by john.k.white on Jun 9, 2015
Latest reply on Aug 31, 2015 by TomGoeke

Greetings -

 

I would like to ask for some help with my install of PyScripter. I would like to start using this editor for Python scripts that import ArcPy but I am having an issue with installing it. I am running ArcGIS 10.3 and have the Python 27 folder which points to ArcGIS 10.3 folder which contains all of the DLLs and Libraries etc. for Python.

 

I have the PyScripter Setup program to install PyScripter version 2.5.3 for the 64-bit version of PyScripter. I am running Windows 7 on a 64-bit machine with Python 2.7 installed.

 

The problem is that as I go through the setup wizard for PyScripter that I get an error message after the final screen that says "Python could not be properly initialized. We must quit". The desktop icon is put in place but when I click on it I get the same message.

 

I did notice in the past if I install Python 3.3.2 on my machine that PyScripter will install properly. But the problem then becomes when I try to import ArcPy I get an error message stating that it cannot find ArcPy module. I might add that I do have the Desktop 10.3.pth file in the site-packages folder and that it is pointing to the  following paths:

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.3\bin

C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.3\ArcPy

C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.3\ArcToolBox\Scripts

 

My goal is to get PyScripter to work with the current setup I have of ArcGIS 10.3 and Python 2.7. PyScripter looks to be a great IDE for Python and I would like very much to start using it. I've included some screen shots of my setup and the PyScripter installation wizard.

 

I would greatly appreciate any help or advice that I could get. Thanks.

 

John

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