How to input a shapefile in my Python script?

Discussion created by chloeas on Nov 13, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 14, 2013 by chloeas
Hello all!

So I am really new to Python.

I had to convert a Matlab Script into Python script in order to be able to add it as a script tool in Arcmap.

I am having a hard time figuring out how to input a shapefile into my script. My whole script runs based on the shapefile so I have no way of checking if it works unless it reads the shapefile.

Thanks in advance!!