ArcGIS Python API
It seems like there's a lot of overlap between the two. Is there an advantage to using one over the other? Will ArcREST eventually be absorbed by the ArcGIS Python API?
been avoiding both for a while until I see a need to do beyond basic analysis on the web. The ArcGIS API for Python | ArcGIS for Developers seems to have stepped up options for this, on the analysis side, given scipy et al. are actively mentioned. I troll around Esri GitHub | Open Source and Example Projects from the Esri Developer Platform to see what is going on occasionally to see which way the wind is blowing on the developer/example side.
I can mention one important difference between two APIs: ArcREST can be used for administrating ARCGIS Server, and for executing geo-processing services, querying map services that resides on your own ARCGIS Server. ArcGIS API for Python until now is a platform for manipulating Portal, it can not be used for direct access to ARCGIS Server. So it can't replace ArcREST.
Similar question asked on ArcREST's GitHub site: comparison to python API #324.
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