Confluence Retirement

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You're not limited to what conda has, now that you have a virtual environment you can use it to install packages that are not available through conda install. However, it's up to you to make sure the package you install is compatible with your environment. Here's really good example installing of a common GIS library an example on how to install a commonly desired GIS-re-ated module (shapely) into a conda virtual environment using the python pip utility: 

3) Configure the conda environment to access ArcGIS