ModuleNotFoundError: What does it mean __main__ is not a package? ModuleNotFoundError: What does it mean __main__ is not a package? python python

ModuleNotFoundError: What does it mean __main__ is not a package?


Simply remove the dot for the relative import and do:

from p_02_paying_debt_off_in_a_year import compute_balance_after


I have the same issue as you did. I think the problem is that you used relative import in in-package import. There is no __init__.py in your directory. So just import as Moses answered above.

The core issue I think is when you import with a dot:

from .p_02_paying_debt_off_in_a_year import compute_balance_after

It is equivalent to:

from __main__.p_02_paying_debt_off_in_a_year import compute_balance_after

where __main__ refers to your current module p_03_using_bisection_search.py.


Briefly, the interpreter does not know your directory architecture.

When the interpreter get in p_03.py, the script equals:

from p_03_using_bisection_search.p_02_paying_debt_off_in_a_year import compute_balance_after

and p_03_using_bisection_search does not contain any modules or instances called p_02_paying_debt_off_in_a_year.


So I came up with a cleaner solution without changing python environment valuables (after looking up how requests do in relative import):

The main architecture of the directory is:

main.pysetup.pyproblem_set_02/   __init__.py   p01.py   p02.py   p03.py

Then write in __init__.py:

from .p_02_paying_debt_off_in_a_year import compute_balance_after

Here __main__ is __init__ , it exactly refers to the module problem_set_02.

Then go to main.py:

import problem_set_02

You can also write a setup.py to add specific module to the environment.


Try to run it as:

python3 -m p_03_using_bisection_search


matomo