import graphics library; causes error

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Mon Nov 17 00:09:58 CET 2014

On 11/16/2014 3:39 PM, ryguy7272 wrote:
> These libraries drive me totally nuts.  Sorry, just had to get it out there.
> Anyway, I open the cmd window, and typed this:
 > 'easy_install python graphics'.

In what directory?

> So, it starts up and runs/downloads the appropriate library from the web.
 > I get confirmation (in the cmd window) that it finishes, then I try 
to run this script.
> #
> from graphics import *
> def main():
[snip 20 lines of 2.x code (it used raw_input)]

> After I hit F5, I get this:
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>    File "C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\", line 2, in <module>
>      from graphics import *
> ImportError: No module named graphics

After opening Idle, I would first try
 >>> import graphics

in the shell before entering any code.  When that failed, I would look 
in lib/site-packages to see the actual module or package name installed, 
and maybe look in the doc for the package about how to import it.

Terry Jan Reedy

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