ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'pandas'

The ModuleNotFoundError occurs when you try to import a module in Python, but the specified module is not found in the current Python environment. This error typically happens when the module is not installed or if there is a typo in the module name while trying to import it.

Let's look at some examples to better understand this error:

Module Not Installed

try: import pandas # Assuming 'pandas' module is not installed except ModuleNotFoundError as e: print("ModuleNotFoundError:", e)

In this example, we are attempting to import the 'pandas' module, but it is not installed in the Python environment. As a result, Python will raise a ModuleNotFoundError.

Typo in Module Name

try: import pandass # Typo in the module name 'pandas' except ModuleNotFoundError as e: print("ModuleNotFoundError:", e)

In this example, we made a typo while importing the module, writing 'pandass' instead of 'pandas'. Python will raise a ModuleNotFoundError since it cannot find a module with the name 'pandass'.

To resolve the ModuleNotFoundError, consider the following steps:
  1. Ensure that the module you are trying to import is installed in your Python environment. You can install missing modules using pip, the package manager for Python. For example, to install pandas, run: pip install pandas.
  2. Double-check the spelling of the module name in your import statement. Typos can easily lead to this error, so make sure the module name matches the one you intend to import.
  3. Verify that you are running your code in the correct Python environment. If you are using virtual environments, ensure that the module is installed in the specific virtual environment you are working with.
  4. If you are using Jupyter Notebook or JupyterLab, check the kernel associated with your notebook and ensure the module is installed in that kernel's environment.


The error message "ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'pandas'" indicates that the Python interpreter could not find the 'pandas' module or library during execution. This error commonly occurs when Pandas is not installed in the Python environment being used for the program.