[Ironpython-users] importing third-party modules

Dave Wald davew252 at tx.rr.com
Sun Jul 3 15:32:37 CEST 2011

On 7/3/2011 5:30 AM, Wolfgang Schmoller wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm working on a site, where I need to work with python. I have 
> managed to configure that, so that I can use python instead of 
> Javascript. Now, I need to import a third-party module (nltk - 
> http://www.nltk.org/). I installed it in the commandline-version of 
> IronPython and am able to import it with ipy. But I can't import it in 
> the web application. I have tried to work with 
> sys.path.append("path\to\nltk"), but the module can't be found.
> I use python via the <script>-tag.
> Best regards
> Wolfgang Schmoller
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Sounds like a permissions issue under your web server, which I'm 
assuming is IIS. You didn't mention any implementation particulars.
I would check that the account the process is running under has specific 
permissions on the NLTK install folder.
I'm pretty sure that would cause an import error.


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