[IPython-user] PYTHONPATH works for modules but not scripts

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Mon Aug 3 17:02:19 CDT 2009

Hi Philip,

On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 9:54 PM, Dr. Phillip M.
Feldman<pfeldman@verizon.net> wrote:
> This would work, but I would have to define an alias for every single script.
> I hope that there will eventually be some fix to IPython that makes it check
> the PYTHONPATH for scripts that are not found in the current/working
> directory.

could you please file a wishlist bug on this item so we don't forget?


I'm not sure that I'd want it to be the default %run behavior to
search all of PYTHONPATH, but certainly it could be available as:

- an optional flag to run
- a separate magic that does the searching and calls %run with the full path
- a option to toggle this on/off for %run, so users who want it can
activate it, aware that they will be running non-local scripts.

Which of these to use, I'm not sure about yet.  But we can discuss it
further to find a solution, and implement it after Brian's refactoring



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