Python - How to Group Imports
Published on Thu, 16 Nov 2017
By Harlin Seritt
In case you were ever wondering, here is the standard way to group your imports.
# Standard library imports import os import sys # 3rd party modules from django.http import HttpResponseRedirect from django.shortcuts import render # My project-wide modules from blog.settings import THEME from lib.util import get_http_referer # From separate application modules (within my project) from analytics.models import PageRequest from common.contexts import get_common_view_context from .models import Category, Post
We want to have the standard library imports at the very top. Next, we want to use our top level 3rd party modules (related to our project).
Then, we have some imports that are first project-wide and then followed by the imports for adjacent application modules. I prefer to put the relative imports (see from .models import ...) last.
So, the standard is to start off far and work your way to the code at hand.
Hope this helps.