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Comment: updated conda create statement


  1. Get to the Anaconda Command Prompt (via the Start menu on Windows, e.g.)
  2. Type "conda create -n esri python=2.7.3 numpy=1.6.2 pandas=0.10.0"

This uses an Anaconda-provided piece of software,   conda, to do some nice stuff for you. It creates a subdirectory beneath the Anaconda install area called "envs/esri" and puts the python modules of the version you ask for into it and allows you, within the Anaconda platform, to develop and run code in this new custom environment (instructions, information on that). To do so is different than accessing the extra module from ESRI python, but just so's you're aware of the possibility.