Module Import Path?

Brian van den Broek bvande at po-box.mcgill.ca
Sat Jul 31 19:05:28 CEST 2004


Jesse B. said unto the world upon 31/07/2004 15:42:
> I have just begun to learn python using o'reilly's Learning Python, and in
> chapter 3 it talks about importing modules. It has me make modules to
> practice using the 'import' and 'from' statements from the python command
> line.
> 
> I don't know what directory to save these files in because I'm not sure what
> directories  'import' is looking in to find modules. I've done some google
> searches trying to find out where the 'import' search path is, but I'm not
> familiar enough with python to do a clear enough search. I'd appriciate it
> if anyone can help me out or point me in the right direction.
> 
> 

Hi,

import sys
sys.path

will tell you how your Python Path is configured.

On windows, you can configure your Python path by including a line like:

SET PYTHONPATH=D:\PYPATHDir1;C:\PYPATHDir2

in your Autoexec.bat file. Just be sure not to put any spaces around the 
'=' and to separate multiple directories with ';' characters.

Some windows versions (not mine, so I cannot say exactly what to do) allow 
you to set the PythonPath environment variable via the Control Panel.

Best,

Brian vdB



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