Statistics for several files

Discussion created by vanjay011379 on Apr 18, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 20, 2011 by dkwiens

I was curious how to obtain statistics for my data using Python in ArcGIS 10.

I have sevaral shapefiles and file geodatabases for which I would like to obtain statistics and using the tool in Analysis Tools > Statistics > Summary Statistics. 

I use this tool in Python and basically iterate through my shapefiles and tables, write the stats to dbf files and reassemble the results of the dbf files into a single text file.  I do this for around 300 results.

Is there a better way to obtain these statistics in a streamlined fashion?  Again, my approach of generating dbf files and copying the results to a single file seems a bit tedious.

Thank you in advance!