I am very new to SAGA-GIS, but I recently developed a workflow using SAGA for processing LiDAR data. Now I need to batch the process using Python. I installed SAGA from the Windows installer and I already have GDAL and other open source packages installed as well.
When I create a python script for a module using the SAGA GUI (right-click on module), my Python installation (Python 2.6 installed with ArcGIS 10.0) does not recognize the module called saga_api. I found saga_api.dll in my SAGA install directory, but not saga_api.py.
All the instructions I have found for installing the SAGA Python Bindings require compiling SAGA from source, but I would rather not mess with that since I already have it installed an working. Not to mention, I worry that compiling all the dependencies, like gdal, will break the installations of those packages I already have installed.
Can anyone offer any insight?