Welcome to the new Python forum!

Discussion created by jbarry-esristaff Employee on Nov 22, 2010
Latest reply on Aug 8, 2018 by Dan_Patterson
Thanks for your input!

The community spoke and we listened.  You wanted a Python forum.  Here it is.  At one level it makes sense.  I'm using Python; would be nice if there was a Python forum to ask and help folks with Python questions.   Before today there was no single place for users learning and using Python to discuss issues and learn techniques for getting the most from Python.  Now there is.

But what if?

A bit of a risk we're taking is the possible fragmentation of the groups of folks that are using the forums.    For example, there are already forums for software products and functional areas that make use of Python (e.g., Map Automation, Geoprocessing, Spatial Analyst, etc.)    If you have a question to post and it involves, say Geoprocessing with Python scripting, where do you post it?     Geoprocessing?  Or Python?

Our recommendation is for best exposure and best results, decide for yourself the primary nature of the question.   If your issue is about really about Geoprocessing whether or not Python is involved, then go with Geoprocessing.  But if your issue is really about your use of Python as a programming language and scripting environment, then try here.

Let's give it a go, and let us know what you think.