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Command Line imports nltk, but Python/Idle won't :( (mac)

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  1. Nimic86

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    Whenever I use the command, import nltk (Natural Language Toolkit) from the shell, it works and imports nltk as expected.

    When I try to do so from Python however, I get the following error message:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "<pyshell#1>", line 1, in <module>
    import nltk
    ImportError: No module named nltk

    I vaguely know it's a "PATH" error, but nothing online has been able to help me, since they always use example paths which aren't my exact match, and I end up very lost.

    Here's this too, if it helps at all:
    >>> import sys
    >>> sys.path
    ['', '/Users/bobbybermudez/Documents', '/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python27.zip', '/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7', '/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/plat-darwin', '/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/plat-mac', '/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/plat-mac/lib-scriptpackages', '/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/lib-tk', '/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/lib-old', '/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/lib-dynload', '/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages']

    I don't see 'nltk' anywhere up there, which from what I've gathered online is bad?

    Would greatly appreciate any help. Thanks :)
     
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