Is there a way to use ArcPy without having ArcGIS Pro?
I am currently using ArcMap 10.8 and am trying to set up a conda environment that is compatible. However, I'm having trouble finding the esri packages I need to install and all tutorials I find are made specifically for ArcGIS Pro.
I found a couple solutions here: Making separate Python installation that can call ArcPy?, but they're pretty dated. I am considering trying the provided script:
try: import archook #The module which locates arcgis archook.get_arcpy() import arcpy except ImportError: # do whatever you do if arcpy isnt there.
but if there is an esri-approved way to import arcpy without Pro, I'd prefer that. I just can't find it.