[Tutor] Importing from directories below yourself...

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Tue Jun 21 17:37:17 CEST 2005

lawrence wang wrote:
> Say I have a directory tree like this:
> foo
> - bar
>  -- quux.py
> - baz
>  -- glonk.py
>>From within glonk.py, how do I import quux.py? I've tried going to
> foo, running baz/glonk.py, and using "from bar import quux", but this
> doesn't seem to work.

You need a file named __init__.py in bar/. The file can be empty; it is a marker that tells Python to treat bar/ as a package.

You will also need __init__.py in baz/ if you want to be able to import glonk from another module.

See http://docs.python.org/tut/node8.html#SECTION008400000000000000000


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