Relative imports – ModuleNotFoundError: No module named x


This is the first time I’ve really sat down and tried python 3, and seem to be failing miserably. I have the following two files:

  2. has a few functions defined in it as well as a few variables. I’ve stripped it down to the following:

debug = True

import config
print (config.debug)

I also have an

However, I’m getting the following error:

ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'config'

I’m aware that the py3 convention is to use absolute imports:

from . import config

However, this leads to the following error:

ImportError: cannot import name 'config'

So I’m at a loss as to what to do here… Any help is greatly appreciated. 🙂


As was stated in the comments to the original post, this seemed to be an issue with the python interpreter I was using for whatever reason, and not something wrong with the python scripts. I switched over from the WinPython bundle to the official python 3.6 from and it worked just fine. thanks for the help everyone 🙂


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