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