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ArcPy and ArcGIS – Geospatial Analysis with Python by Silas Toms

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Python folder structure

Python's folder structure holds more than just the Python Interpreter. Within the subfolders reside a number of important scripts, digital link libraries, and even C language modules. Not all of the scripts are used all the time, but each has a role in making the Python programming environment possible. The most important folder to know about is the site-packages folder, where most modules that will be imported in Python scripts are contained.

Python folder structure

Where modules reside

Within every Python folder is a folder called Lib, and within that folder is a folder called site-packages. On my machine, the folder sits at C:\Python27\ArcGIS10.2\Lib\site-packages. ...

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