runpy module - locating and running Python code using the module namespace

Provides support for locating and running Python scripts using the Python module namespace instead of the native filesystem.

This allows Python code to play nicely with non-filesystem based PEP 302 importers when locating support scripts as well as when importing modules.

run_module(mod_name, init_globals=None, run_name=None, alter_sys=False)[source]

Execute a module’s code without importing it

Returns the resulting top level namespace dictionary

run_path(path_name, init_globals=None, run_name=None)[source]

Execute code located at the specified filesystem location

Returns the resulting top level namespace dictionary

The file path may refer directly to a Python script (i.e. one that could be directly executed with execfile) or else it may refer to a zipfile or directory containing a top level script.