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Steve Holden steve at
Sat Mar 17 11:48:09 CET 2007

Gabriel Genellina wrote:
> En Fri, 16 Mar 2007 23:49:43 -0300, Nick Burns <theodoremouse at>  
> escribió:
>> Quick question. I am running python on windows xp. i want to import my  
>> own
>> module "mymod". However, when I try to import it i get the error message  
>> "ImportError:
>> no module named mymod".
>> "mymod" is located in a directory that is part of the computer's "path"  
>> env
>> variable. Imports fine if 'mymod' is in the current working directory,  
>> but not
>> otherwise. i had thought that by saving 'mymod'within my normal path  
>> that it
>> would import successfully, but this is not the case.
> Python does not use the system PATH environment variable. Doing this:
> import sys
> print sys.path
> you will see the list of directories that Python would try. Try saving  
> your module inside site-packages.

Or investigate appropriate settings of the PYTHONPATH environment 
variable, whose elements will be added to sys.path at interpreter 
startup. The "path" environment variable is for locating executables, 
not Python libraries.

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