[FRPythoneers] import question

Jim Vickroy Jim.Vickroy at noaa.gov
Wed Dec 5 13:25:37 MST 2001

Even when running on MS Windows, the forward slash '/' may be used to separate
subdirectories.  For example:


also works and may be preferable.

Alternately, use os.sep (from the os module) which is mapped to backward slash on
MS Windows.

Sean Reifschneider wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 05, 2001 at 01:12:50PM -0700, Sherman Lambert wrote:
> >to segregate scripts into different directories.  However I have yet to
> >figure out how to import scripts not in the current path, or the python
> >path.  I am using python on Win 9x.  I thought that I could just give the
> Python searches the PYTHONPATH to locate modules.  I have a common
> directory where I put my python modules.
> >path to the import statement. however that does not seem to work.  I detail
> >I have a project in \project, I am trying to reference a script in
> >\python\piece1.  Any clues (this should be simple, shouldn't it?).
> You can change the PYTHONPATH in your code:
>    import sys
>    sys.path.append('\\python\\\piece1')
>    import piecemodule
> Sean
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