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module_from_path

Author:
simon
Posted:
May 15, 2008
Language:
Python
Version:
.96
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0 (after 0 ratings)

I needed to dynamically import a module based on a path to that file on disk, without it necessarily being on the Python Path.

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import imp, os

def module_from_path(filepath):
    dirname, filename = os.path.split(filepath)
    mod_name = filename.replace('.py', '')
    dot_py_suffix = ('.py', 'U', 1) # From imp.get_suffixes()[2]
    return imp.load_module(mod_name, open(filepath), filepath, dot_py_suffix)

"""
Usage:
mod = module_from_path('/path/to/something.py')
mod.function_inside_something()
"""

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