sayshere

Set default python to 64 bit in ArcMap

Discussion created by sayshere on Feb 4, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 4, 2014 by vsfoote
Hi, I hope this is an easy fix. I have 10.2.1 and 64-bit background geoprocessing installed. And in scripts outside of ArcMap, 64-bit python can import arcpy.

>>> import sys
>>> import arcpy
>>> sys.version
'2.7.5 (default, May 15 2013, 22:44:16) [MSC v.1500 64 bit (AMD64)]'
>>>


But in ArcMap it's always 32-bit. I have checked the "enable background geoprocessing" box. But in the python window, it is always 32-bit.

>>> import sys
>>> import arcpy
>>> sys.version
'2.7.5 (default, May 15 2013, 22:43:36) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)]'
>>>


So how to I make sure I'm running 64-bit python while in ArcMap?

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