I want to inherit from a class in a file that lies in a directory above the current one.
Is it possible to relatively import that file?
Inside a package hierarchy, use two dots, as the import statement doc says:
When specifying what module to import you do not have to specify the absolute name of the module. When a module or package is contained within another package it is possible to make a relative import within the same top package without having to mention the package name. By using leading dots in the specified module or package after
fromyou can specify how high to traverse up the current package hierarchy without specifying exact names. One leading dot means the current package where the module making the import exists. Two dots means up one package level. Three dots is up two levels, etc. So if you execute
from . import modfrom a module in the
pkgpackage then you will end up importing
pkg.mod. If you execute
from ..subpkg2 import modfrom within
pkg.subpkg1you will import
pkg.subpkg2.mod. The specification for relative imports is contained within PEP 328.
PEP 328 deals with absolute/relative imports.
import sys sys.path.append("..") # Adds higher directory to python modules path.