This is the first time im using python/arcpy. I keep getting an error with import arcpy command.

Can anyone help me find out why?

import arcpy

Runtime error Traceback (most recent call last): File "", line 1, in File "c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.3\arcpy\arcpy__init__.py", line 24, in from arcpy.toolbox import * File "c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.3\arcpy\arcpy\toolbox.py", line 359, in from .management import Graph, GraphTemplate File "c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.3\arcpy\arcpy\management.py", line 26, in import _management File "c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.3\arcpy\arcpy_management.py", line 14, in import _graph File "c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.3\arcpy\arcpy_graph.py", line 27, in

import numpy

ImportError: No module named numpy

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    Welcome to GIS SE! As a new user please take the tour to learn about our focused Question and Answer format. I've seen similar questions here in the past (although I haven't found them yet) and I recall them being along the lines of incorrectly installed Arcpy or incorrect Python versions installed. Check your arcpy and python installs match your ArcGIS version. – Midavalo Feb 7 '17 at 20:21
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    Have you to installed/updated numpy, scipy, pandas? These often cause ArcPy to break, because they use a different version of numpy than ArcPy does. – Tom Feb 7 '17 at 21:03
  • Which IDE do you use? ArcGIS by default uses python 2.7 version. Do you install another version? – BBG_GIS Nov 26 '17 at 8:04

You'll find an Python 2.7 IDLE installed with your ArcGIS:

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Calling import arcpy using this Python version will work!

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