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Miniconda only includes the minimal Python (the main distribution now includes R and many other packages and is very large).


titleArcGIS Pro has Conda!

If you have ArcGIS Pro (it's included in the EGIS ArcGIS install) you already have Conda installed so you do not need this step!


Download MiniConda for Python 2.7
Download links: ( x32 | x64 ) (save do not run link)
The 32-bit version works with ArcGIS Desktop (which is 32-bit)
The 64-bit version is optional, but required to use Anaconda with ArcGIS background processing (and Pro)


  • Jupyter notebook is a really great way interact with Python.
  • We have had problems getting this to work. Many thanks to Parker Norton who figured out (Norton, Parker A.) who (somehow) discovered this workaround, which manipulates Anaconda server lookups to point to one that apparently has the right versions of things to work.
  • The instructions below are for 10.2.2, note the specified python, matplotlib, and numpy versions.