I am very new to PyDev and Python, though I have used Eclipse for Java plenty. I am trying to work through some of the Dive Into Python examples and this feels like an extremely trivial problem that's just becoming exceedingly annoying. I am using Ubuntu Linux 10.04.
I want to be able to use the file odbchelper.py, which is located in the directory
Here is my example.py file that I'm working on in my PyDev/Eclipse project:
import sys sys.path.append("~/Desktop/Python_Tutorials/diveintopython/py")
This works fine, but then I want the next line of my code to be:
and this causes an unresolved import error every time. I have added
__init__.py files to just about every directory possible and it doesn't help anything. I've tried adding
__init__.py files one at a time to the various levels of directories between the project location and the odbchelper.py file, and I've also tried adding the
__init__.py files to all of the directories in between simultaneously. Neither works.
All I want to do is have a project somewhere in some other directory, say
/Desktop/MyStuff/Project, in which I have example.py ... and then from example.py I want to import odbchelper.py from
Every message board response I can find just saying to use the
sys.path.append() function to add this directory to my path, and then import it ... but that is precisely what I am doing in my code and it's not working.
I have also tried the Ctrl-1 trick to suppress the error message, but the program is still not functioning correctly. I get an error,
ImportError: No module named odbchelper. So it's clearly not getting the path added, or there is some problem that all of my many permutations of adding
__init__.py files has missed.
It's very frustrating that something this simple... calling things from some file that exists somewhere else on my machine... requires this much effort.
In the properties for your pydev project, there's a pane called "PyDev - PYTHONPATH", with a sub-pane called "External Libraries". You can add source folders (any folder that has an
__init__.py) to the path using that pane. Your project code will then be able to import modules from those source folders.
I am using eclipse kepler 4.3, PyDev 3.9.2 and on my ubuntu 14.04 I encountered with the same problem. I tried and spent hours, with all the above most of the options but in vain. Then I tried the following which was great:
And I was using Python 2.7 as an interpreter, although it doesn’t effect, I think.