`multiprocessing` is a python package that supports spawning processes using an API similar to the `threading` module.

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Porting Avenue code for Producing Building Shadows to ArcPy/Python for ArcGIS Desktop?

Whuber provided an answer at Producing building shadows? which required using Avenue code. Any idea how to make it work in ArcGIS Desktop 10?
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Multiprocessing Errors - ArcGIS implementation

I was wondering if anyone else in the community here has attempted to use multi-processing for spatial analyses. Namely I am trying to iterate through a series of rasters, create a multiprocessing job ...
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arcpy with multiprocessing throws “UnpickleableError: Cannot pickle <type 'geoprocessing Layer object'> objects”

I'm attempting to speed up a process which is currently running synchronously, by using the python multiprocessing module. I'm having trouble sending a feature layer to a function which is called by ...
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Methods for optimizing multcore processing in ArcGIS

I am interested in learning methods to utilize the full extent of multicore processing power available on a desktop computer. Arc states that background geoprocessing allows the user to utilize ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 Python AddIn Using Multiprocessing crashes ArcMap?

I would like to run a multiprocessing task from a python add-in tool. My issue is that the process keeps failing. Basically crashes ArcMap. Here is my basic code: def function(startOID, endOID, ...
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python.multiprocessing and “FATAL ERROR (INFADI) MISSING DIRECTORY”

While trying to do multiprocessing with arcpy, I am occasionally running into this error: FATAL ERROR (INFADI) MISSING DIRECTORY I have no clue what is triggering this error, and it crashes the ...
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python multiprocessing error in QGis (Windows)

I have this error when I try to use Manager() from python multiprocessing library. (Just start QGIS open Python console and execute the two following lines) >>> import multiprocessing ...
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Execute multiple process in parallel of Arcpy script

I have seen some difficult ways to do parallel processing, but I wonder if it is possible to simply execute multiple process of the same ArcPy script at the same time. My script makes some changes to ...