Fix Python – Where are the python modules stored?

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Asked By – morpheous

I have recently started learning Python and I have 2 questions relating to modules.

  1. Is there a way to obtain a list of Python modules available (i.e. installed) on a machine?
  2. I am using Ubuntu Karmic and Synaptic for package management. I have just installed a python module.Where is the module code actually stored on my machine? (is there a default [recommended] location that modules are stored)?

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  1. Is there a way to obtain a list of
    Python modules available (i.e.
    installed) on a machine?

This works for me:

help('modules')
  1. Where is the module code actually
    stored on my machine?

Usually in /lib/site-packages in your Python folder. (At least, on Windows.)

You can use sys.path to find out what directories are searched for modules.

This question is answered By – Xavier Ho

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