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Programming ArcGIS 10.1 with Python Cookbook by Eric Pimpler

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Using ArcGIS Desktop help

The ArcGIS Desktop help system is an excellent resource for obtaining information about any available tool. Each tool is described in detail on a unique page. The help system is available through ArcGIS Desktop or online.

Getting ready

In addition to containing basic descriptive information about each tool, the help system also includes information of interest to Python programmers, including syntax and code examples that provide detailed information about how the tool can be used in your scripts. In this recipe, you will learn how to access the ArcGIS Desktop help system to obtain syntax information and code examples.

How to do it...

Follow these steps to learn how to use the ArcGIS Desktop help system to access syntax information ...

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