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How to use ArcPy without installing ArcGIS

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06-17-2024 07:51 AM
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TanishqTanmay
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I have the ArcGIS Pro license and have it installed on my computer. I run all python scripts on my University's High-Performance computing (HPCC) server which is a cloud based platform. Now, I want to install ArcPy module on my server. Is it possible to do that?

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DanPatterson
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you can't, Pro must be installed


... sort of retired...
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Robert_LeClair
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@DanPatterson is correct.  The ArcPy package is part of the default Python distribution that is provided by ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Server.  You can learn more about it here.

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Brian_Wilson
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When you try to install the arcpy module on a machine without Pro, it stops with "unable to locate a valid ArcGIS product" etc.

@Robert_LeClair Can you install a licensed copy of arc pro on the server to get the DLLs and then run arcpy there? Obviously Pro is a Windows product so this would not work on a Linux server. But what about Windows?

 

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Robert_LeClair
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I don't see why not.  If you're installing ArcGIS Pro on the server, then the ArcPy modules are installed there as well.  Then you can run your code on the server.

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