create tic file in Python

Discussion created by msknowles on Apr 11, 2012
I'm working on a project where we want to move polygons from their existing location to a random location.  In workstation, I did this by creating a tic file containing new tic values using ARC/INFO.  I then used the TRANSFORM command to create a new polygon, identical to the original, at the new location.  After much on-line searching I've decided to expand my quest to the forum.

My questions are:
1 -- Is there a way to create a tic file, similar to what I created in ARC/INFO, within a Python script for use with the transform_arc tool?, or
2 -- Is there a way to run the ARC/INFO commands from within a Python script.