How to configure Eclipse for ArcPy

  1. Download and install Eclipse
    1. Download Eclipse standard version: 
    2. Extract the downloaded zip file, copy the unzip “eclipse” folder to C:\Program Files\.
  2. Install PyDev for Eclipse
    1. Go to Eclipse –> Help –> Install New Software
    2. Enter in the Work with:  field.
    3. After several seconds, two options should appear. Select the PyDev for Eclipse option. Do not select the “PyDev Mylyn Integration” flag.
    4. Click “Next” and “OK” to continue installing PyDev
  3. Configure PyDev
    1. Go to Window → Preferences. In the Preferences window, expand PyDev and select Interpreter-Python.
    2. Click “New…” and type Python27 for the Interpreter name. For the Interpreter executable, browse to your copy of Python C:\Python27\ArcGIS10.2\python.exe), and press Open.Image
    3. Click “OK” and the  Selection Needed Window will appear.Image
    4. Click “Select All” and “OK”.
    5. The Interpreter is now set up so that the code you write can be interpreted for the computer to run. You are now ready to start running code.
  4. Open Perspective as PyDev
    1. Go to Eclipse –> Window –> Open Perspective –> Other
    2. Select PyDev on the Open Perspective Dialog
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About Qiusheng Wu

Assistant Professor of Geography at Binghamton University, State University of New York

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