SOLVED The python sys.path is created at runtime by the file site.py
It looks in certain directories for .pth files and incorporates
each line of these files into the list called sys.path .
This question was answered as inquiry #1 Jul 18, 2005 at
I made a file pycode.pth consisting of the path
This was placed in one of the paths in the sys.path list :
The python3.1 interactive interpreter can now be run and sys.path contains
'home/dave/pycode' after ~/site-packages.
My scripts can now be easily imported.