deleting selected features (footprint shapes)

Discussion created by MBuehler-esristaff Employee on Mar 7, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 8, 2012 by MBuehler-esristaff
hi !

[ usually I am the person giving answers .. on CityEngine .. :) ]

though I am new to Python coding in ArcGIS, so I'd be happy if anyone could help me with the following issue :

I have a layer with a few hundred shapes, where I am creating manual selections. based on those selected features, I'd like to delete n% of the selected shapes. e.g. 10% each time I run the script to 'thin out' the data in certain regions.

any input welcome .. !