in the Program "Grapher" from Golden Software, you're writing in a modified script-language, based on BASIC. I want to run the script I wrote in ArcGIS either using a toolbox or as an arcpy interface.

How do I run the BASIC script in ArcGIS?

I'm working with ArcMap 10.3.1

I found a solution to open "Surfer"(another app from Golden Software), but not Grapher

import win32com.client 
def main(): 
    app = win32com.client.Dispatch("Surfer.Application") 
    plot = app.Documents.Add(1) 
    app.Visible = True 

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    ArcGIS uses Python to avoid the use of custom languages. Python is robust enough as a language to write a BASIC interpreter, but the development of same is not a GIS task, nor is it sufficiently focused to be appropriate anywhere in the Stack family of exchanges.. – Vince Sep 11 '17 at 10:19

The subprocess module should do the job:

import subprocess
# ... do what you need to do
grapher = "\path\to\grapher.exe"
x_opt = '-x'
bas_file = "\path\to\filename.bas"
result = subprocess.check_output([grapher, x_opt, bas_file])
print result 

I'm showing subprocess.check_output but depending on what Grapher does you might use subprocess.call or other subprocess functions.

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