Does ArcMap slow down python scripts?

Discussion created by chalkjhawk79 on Mar 9, 2011
Latest reply on Mar 9, 2011 by clm42
I have a number of python scripts that do GIS processes.  My question is, is it faster to run them via Python Win outside of the ArcMap environment?  I would rather add them as Scripts into the toolbox to make the inputs easier, but didn't know if the overhead of ArcMap would slow down the processes.  Any input would be appreciated!