IPython Documentation

Table Of Contents

Previous topic

Module: utils.generics

Next topic

Module: utils.io

This Page

Note

This documentation is for a development version of IPython. There may be significant differences from the latest stable release.

Module: utils.importstring

A simple utility to import something by its string name.

Authors:

  • Brian Granger

1 Function

IPython.utils.importstring.import_item(name)

Import and return bar given the string foo.bar.

Calling bar = import_item("foo.bar") is the functional equivalent of executing the code from foo import bar.

Parameters:

name : string

The fully qualified name of the module/package being imported.

Returns:

mod : module object

The module that was imported.