There is a need to import modules into the Python framework to extend the capabilities of the language and work with several libraries and modules.
Importing modules one at a time can become a hassle and might waste significant amounts of time. This tutorial discusses how to import all the modules present in a directory in Python.
To explain this further, let us take an example directory containing different modules that need to be imported. The structure of the directory would look like this:
/a x.py y.py z.py
Import All Modules Present in One Directory in Python
The first step would be to create a new python file in the given directory, the name of this file being
This file would have the following contents:
import x import y import z
The programmer has to utilize the list dir and list all the
py files. These files can be imported with the following code:
import os for module in os.listdir(os.path.dirname(__file__)): if module == '__init__.py' or module[-3:] != '.py': continue __import__(module[:-3], locals(), globals()) del module
The modules can now be added by simply going to your code and writing this:
These modules can now be further accessed with the help of this:
a.x a.y a.z
In newer versions of Python, we can make some tweaks and utilize the new
importlib module. However, this module comes up with a lot of hassles.