I am using Rodeo as my Python IDE for data analysis, and I'm trying to import the ArcPy module in Rodeo. However, when I attempt to import it, I receive the error "No module named 'arcpy.'"

I think it may be an issue of Rodeo wanting to use the built-in Python, but I'd like to have it use the Python executable that ships with ArcGIS (I'm using ArcGIS 10.5).

Can I use the ArcPy module in Rodeo?

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    You will have to change the python path and point it to you arcgis python instance. It is usually located at c: /python27/arcgis10.5/python.exe. rodeo.yhat.com/docs/#changing-your-python-path
    – Thomas
    Nov 29, 2017 at 20:03
  • @Thomas that looks suitable to offer as an answer.
    – PolyGeo
    Nov 29, 2017 at 20:15
  • Thanks @Thomas, I've set the python path to my arcgis python instance (C:/Python27/ArcGIS10.5/python.exe), and the Use Built-In Python option has been set to "No". But when I make these changes, I receive the message: "Missing package: Jupyter," and I'm unable to run any processes from the Rodeo terminal.
    – paul
    Nov 30, 2017 at 14:13
  • You will need to install the Jupyter package into arcgis python instance. Try using pip: c:/python27/arcgis10.5/scrpits/pip.exe install jupyter
    – Thomas
    Dec 2, 2017 at 5:21
  • Thank you @Thomas, that was what I needed! I have now imported the ArcPy module.
    – paul
    Dec 4, 2017 at 18:57

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I had some trouble following the comments above, therefore i will try to provide a more concise answer using @Thomas' suggestion.

First go to preferences -> Python command -> change the directory to your ArcGIS location (as seen in photo)

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Next, open the command prompt and type in C:\Python27\ArcGIS10.6\Scripts\pip.exe install jupyter this should install the dependencies for Rodeo to run in the correct folder. Make sure that you have the correct path as the version ArcGIS10.6 may differ.


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