I had a Python module named
foobar.py located inside
~/foobar directory. To be able to import it, I did this in my Python code:
import sys sys.path.append("~/foobar") import foobar
However, when that script was run, it gave this error:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "./hello_world.py", line 10, in import foobar ImportError: No module named foobar
It turns out that Python cannot expand the tilde to my home directory! This was quite surprising to me. Once I expanded it to the absolute path, the import worked fine.
Tried with: Python 2.7.12 and Ubuntu 16.04