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Why are pip installed packages not listed in the ArcGIS Pro Python Package Manager tab?

Last Published: October 25, 2021


ArcGIS Pro uses conda to manage its Python environments. ArcGIS Pro also comes installed with the pip module for downloading modules from Python Package Index (PyPI). The pip module is used to download Python packages that have not been ported over to conda. PyPI has over 235,000 Python packages available for download, while Anaconda has 633 packages available.

By default, only packages installed using conda are listed in the ArcGIS Pro Python Environment window using the following steps:

  1. Open ArcGIS Pro and navigate to Project > Python.
  2. Click the Installed Packages tab to view the modules installed through conda.
The Python Package Manager window in ArcGIS Pro

To install and view pip packages using the Python Command Prompt, follow these steps:

  1. Search for Python Command Prompt in the Windows Search box to open the Python Command Prompt window with the current active Python environment.
  2. Change the environment to a cloned environment if the default environment is the arcgispro-py3 environment. Refer to How To: Clone a Python environment with the Python Command Prompt for steps to do so.
  3. Enter the following command to install packages using pip:
pip install <package-name>
  1. Enter the following command in the Python Command Prompt to view the installed pip packages:
conda list

Packages installed via the pip module are listed in the Python Command Prompt window as shown in the image below.

Pip packages listed in the Python Command Prompt

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