I am having an importError message while trying to import scipy from powershell. But I am able to do this when I try to do this in the python shell in ArcGIS. The error I get is this:

Traceback (most recent call last): File stdin, line 1, in module ImportError: No module named scipy

While trying to import arcpy, numpy, gdal all works well. Can anyone help with the problem? I did search but could not find a similar problem here.


Have you checked your path variables? PYTHONPATH should be set to C:\Python27\Lib and PYTHONHOME should be set to C:\Python27 (Or wherever your python install is located).

Also note that python is installed with ArcGIS, and it can cause confusion if you have more than one install of python.

  • Yes, I did check the PYTHONPATH.It is in C:\Python27|Arcgis10.2\lib etc..I just have one Python installed, the one comes with ArcGIS. – Sam Jun 23 '15 at 15:07

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