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  1. Get to the Anaconda Command Prompt (Start > Search > Anaconda, pick each of your Anaconda startup shortcuts)
  2. Type (depending on Arc version):
    ArcGIS 10.2.2:  "conda create -n arc1022 python=2.7.5 numpy=1.7.1 matplotlib=1.3.0 pyparsing xlrd xlwt"
    ArcGIS 10.3.1:  "conda create -n arc1031 python=2.7.8 numpy=1.7.1 matplotlib=1.3.0 pyparsing xlrd xlwt"
    ArcGIS 10.4.1: "conda create -n arc1041 python=2.7.10 numpy=1.9.2 matplotlib=1.4.3   pandas=0.17.0 scipy=0.16.0 pandas pyparsing xlrd xlwt"
    ArcGIS 10.5: "conda create -n arc105 python=2.7.12 numpy=1.9.2 matplotlib=1.4.3  scipy=0.17.0 pandas pyparsing xlrd xlwt"
    ArcGIS Pro 1.2 (x64): "conda create -n arcpro12 python=3.4.3 numpy=1.9.3 matplotlib=1.4.3 scipy=0.16.0 pandas pyparsing xlrd xlwt"
    ArcGIS Pro 1.2 3 (x64 only!):  "conda create -n arcpro12 arcpro13 python=3.4.3 4 numpy=1.9.3 matplotlib=1.4.3 pandas=0.17.0 scipy=0.16.0 1 pandas pyparsing xlrd xlwt"
    (ArcGIS 10.4.1 and ArcGIS Pro 1.2 and later already include pandas and scipy in the arcgis stack)
  3. The conda tool will:
    • Determine that the specified package versions are compatible with each other.
    • Find any packages on which these depend and determine most recent versions that are compatible with what you've asked for, if not completely specified.
    • Show you what it plans to do and prompts you to continue.
    • Download (only) the packages you need to "overlay" onto the base environment to get the environment you have specified.
    • Set up a environment subdirectory, (C:\Anaconda\envs\arc1022) installing the downloaded packages into it.