I know that the Python 3 version installed with ArcGIS Pro comes with a lot of bells and whistles as well as with Conda. However, without changing my system PATH, if I type
condain my Command Prompt, then the commands are not found. Based on this, I am assuming that for some reason, it is not recommended to use the ArcGIS Pro Python install as the system default by adding it to the PATH.
I can add the link to the file path (
C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Pro\bin\Python\envs\arcgispro-py3\) to my system environment and then I can set this as the default Python install.
Should I install a separate Python installation for my system to work with non-ArcGIS projects?
Or more generically, is it recommended to use the ArcGIS Pro Python installation as the system wide Python installation for ALL kinds of projects (including those not using arcpy)?