ImportError: No module named absl.testing


I’ve been trying to run the Object detection API, at the point to test if the instalation worked:

python object_detection/builders/

I got the following error:

    File "object_detection/builders/", line 18, in <module>
    from absl.testing import parameterized
ImportError: No module named absl.testing

I couldn’t find a solution anywhere. Already tried pip install absl-py and pip3 install absl-py but without success.
Hope you could help me.

Asked By: PedroSG



Got it working by using python3 object_detection/builders/
instead of python object_detection/builders/ I forgot that I was using TF for python3.

Answered By: PedroSG
  • First install absl-py by running command if you are using tensorflow
    with python3

    sudo pip3 install absl-py


    sudo pip install absl-py

  • After that run

    python3 object_detection/builders/

    Cheers, You done it !!

Answered By: Kamble Tanaji