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What directory structure should i set up for my Django project?

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I was wondering what the best directory structure would be for my Django project? I am only building one responsive website which will link to 3rd party APIs and use mapping. I have created a project from the command line which then created a sub directory of the same name. Should that second directory be at the same level as a new app folder that I want to create or should i put the app within that sub folder? I am getting confused since the settings.py file is in the sub directory for the project and I have no settings file in my app folder.

So is the attached correct and if so does the app folder inherit the settings from the Dango_project(n1) settings file?

thanks
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To create a new django project:
you type
django-admin startproject mypjt

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The directory tree will be something like this:
mypjt/
mypjt/manage.py
mypjt/mypjt
mypjt/mypjt/wsgi.py
mypjt/mypjt/__init__.py
mypjt/mypjt/urls.py
mypjt/mypjt/settings.py

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mypjt/ will be the path for your entire django project and will also contain the script manage.py, which you shall use for any further activities concerning this project.

mypjt/ will also be the directory to put in your pythonpath. imports will be relative to that path.

mypjt/mypjt/
is the directory containing all settings and the top level urls.py file you can see this as kind of the top level application.

Let's now create your django application (you could create more than one app belonging to this project if you like to,

python mypjt/manage.py startapp myapp

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Alternatively you could type.
cd mypjt
 python manage.py startapp myapp 

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the directory tree looks now:
mypjt/
mypjt/manage.py
mypjt/mypjt
mypjt/mypjt/wsgi.py
mypjt/mypjt/__init__.py
mypjt/mypjt/settings.pyc
mypjt/mypjt/__init__.pyc
mypjt/mypjt/urls.py
mypjt/mypjt/settings.py

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you see that your django application is now located  in mypjt/myapp.

This is the default directory structure for django 1.4 (and I think also for some newer versions)
the structure for django 1.3 was different.


Hope that helps
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