Importing .py files in Google Colab
You can save it first, then import it.
from google.colab import files src = list(files.upload().values()) open('mylib.py','wb').write(src) import mylib
Update (nov 2018): Now you can upload easily by
- click at [>] to open the left pane
- choose file tab
- click [upload] and choose your [mylib.py]
- import mylib
Update (oct 2019): If you don't want to upload every time, you can store it in S3 and mount it to Colab, as shown in this gist
Update (apr 2020): Now that you can mount your Google Drive automatically. It is easier to just copy it from Drive than upload it.
mylib.pyin your Drive
- Open a new Colab
- Open the (left)side pane, select
Connect to Google Drive
- Copy it by
!cp drive/MyDrive/mylib.py .
In case anyone else is interested to know how to import files/packages from gdrive inside a google colab. The following procedure worked for me:
1) Mount your google drive in google colab:
from google.colab import drive drive.mount('/content/gdrive/')
2) Append the directory to your python path using sys:
import sys sys.path.append('/content/gdrive/mypythondirectory')
Now you should be able to import stuff from that directory!
- You can upload local files to google colab by using upload() function in google.colab.files
- If you have files on github, then clone the repo using
!git clone https://github.com/username/repo_name.git. Then just like in jupyter notebook load it using the magic function %load