How to Specify the Full Path of an Import Library in Python?

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When you use the import statement in Python, the interpreter searches for the module or package in a predefined list of directories that are part of the Python sys.path variable. If the module or package is not found in any of these directories, a ModuleNotFoundError is raised.

To specify the full path of an import library in Python, you can add the directory containing the library to the sys.path variable before attempting to import the library. Here’s an example:

import sys

import mylibrary

In this example, we first append the directory containing the mylibrary module to the sys.path variable using the append() method. Then, we import the mylibrary module as usual.

Alternatively, you can use the imp module to import a module from a specific file path. Here’s an example:

import imp

mylibrary = imp.load_source('mylibrary', '/path/to/library/')

In this example, we use the load_source() function from the imp module to load the module from the specified file path. We then assign the loaded module to a variable called mylibrary.

Note that specifying the full path of an import library is generally not recommended because it can make your code less portable and more difficult to maintain. It’s better to use relative paths or environment variables whenever possible.

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