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reloading VW after installing Python modules

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hey y'all,


some of my plugins require the user to pip install some modules into a Python Externals folder that lives the user folder. That part is working great but the user then has to restart VW in order to use them... 


is there a way to reload VW without doing a full restart so it knows that those modules are now on the machine and can be used? 

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i ended up using importlib and it seems to be working fine. 


import importlib


i do get warning of "pip is being invoked by an old script wrapper. This will fail in a future version of pip. Please see https://github.com/pypa/pip/issues/5599 for advice on fixing the underlying issue. To avoid this problem you can invoke Python with '-m pip' instead of running pip directly"


Can't seem to figure out a way to fix that but ill write back if i find a way to suppress that. 


thanks to this forum for helping me


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