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I have an input error in pycharm when debugging and running.

My project structure is rooted properly, etc./HW3/. so that HW3 is the root directory.

I have a subfolder in HW3, util, and a file, util/ I have another file in util called

In, I have the following import structure,

from util.util import my_functions, etc.

This yields an input error, from util.util import load_dataset,proportionate_sample ImportError: No module named 'util.util'; 'util' is not a package

However, in the exact same project, in another directory (same level as util) called data, I have a file data/, which also imports functions from util/ using a similar import statement...and it runs without any problems.

Obviously, I am doing this in the course of doing a homework, so please understand: this is ancillary to the scope of the homework.

The problem goes away when I move the file to another directory. So I guess this question is How do I import a python file located in the same directory in a pycharm project? Because pycharm raises an error if I just do import util and prompts me to use the full name from the root.

Recommended Way:

Make sure to set the working folder as Sources.

You can do it in Pycharm -> Preferences -> Project: XYZ -> Project Structure

Select your working folder and mark it as Sources. Then Pycharm recognize the working folder as a Source folder for the project and you will be able to simply add other files within that folder by using



from import mudule1


Not recommended way:

In Pycharmyou can simply add . before the .py file which you are going to import it from the same folder. In your case it will be

from .util import my_functions

I had the same issue with pycharm, but the actual mistake was that the file I was trying to import didn't have a .py extension, even though I was able to run it as a standalone script. Look in the explorer window and make sure it has a .py extension. If not, right click on the file in the explorer window, pick refactor, and then rename it with a .py extension.

ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'appTwo'

from django.conf.urls import url,include
from django.contrib import admin
from appTwo import views

urlpatterns = [

Note: May be a bit unrelated.

I was facing the same issue but I was unable to import a module in the same directory (rather than subdirectory as asked by OP) when running a jupyter notebook (here the directory didn't have Strangely, I had setup python path and interpreter location and everything. None of the other answers helped but changing the directory in python did.

import os

I'm using PyCharm 2017.3 on Ubuntu 16.04