In this tutorial, you will learn the solutions to resolve the error Modulenotfounderror: no module named torchtext.legacy on Windows.
What is torchtext.legacy?
The torchtext.legacy is a package within the torchtext library which is consists of the legacy classes and methods for data loading and preprocessing in PyTorch.
However, the torchtext.legacy package has been deprecated in more recent versions of PyTorch and is no longer actively maintained or supported.
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If you are using an older version of PyTorch that still relies on the torchtext.legacy package.
It is recommended that you update to the latest version of PyTorch.
Use the new API provided by the torchtext library for data loading and preprocessing.
Why the error modulenotfounderror: no module named ‘torchtext.legacy’ occur?
The error ModuleNotFoundError: No module named ‘torchtext.legacy’ occurs because when you are trying to import the torchtext module in your Python code.
Yet the Python interpreter cannot find the installed module torchtext.
The reason for this error is that the torchtext module was removed from PyTorch in version 0.9.0.
It is no longer included in the PyTorch package.
Furthermore, the PyTorch now includes the functionality of torchtext directly in the
When you are using an older version of PyTorch that still includes the torchtext module.
You may encounter this error when you try to import torchtext.legacy.
In this situation, you can update your code to use the new torchtext module.
You can downgrade PyTorch to a version that includes the torchtext.legacy module.
To use the new torchtext module, you can replace your import statement from import torchtext.legacy to import torchtext.
This should resolve the ModuleNotFoundError issue.
Other reasons the error occur
This error can occur for multiple reasons, such as:
- The module is not installed
- Version incompatibility
- Incorrect import statement
How to solved the no module named ‘torchtext.legacy’?
Time needed: 3 minutes.
Here are the solutions to solved the no module named ‘torchtext.legacy’.
- Solution 1: Correct import Statements
The following below are the correct import statements:
from torchtext import data, datasets
from torchtext.vocab import Vocab
from torchtext.legacy import data, datasets
from torchtext.legacy.vocab import Vocab
- Solution 2: Downgrade torchtext version
In the above Incorrect imports work properly in the lower version of torchtext (0.10.0 or lower ).
Because these versions consist of the same directory structure.
We will use the pip package manager to downgrade torchtext module.
This is the following command:
pip install torchtext==0.10.0
After you run the command above it will install the specific version of torchtext package.
- Solution 3: Install the latest version of torchtext
Here is the following command to install the latest version of torchtext:
pip install torchtext
After you run the command above it will install the latest version of torchtext package.
To conclude, we already provided the solutions to resolve the error Modulenotfounderror: no module named torchtext.legacy.