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Cannot import numba python package inside AWS Lambda function


I have an AWS Lambda function with Python 3.7 runtime and AWSLambda-Python37-SciPy1x lambda layer added. I have my python dependencies (such as numba) installed on a EFS directory that I add to the path that the Lambda function can access. (I installed numba with pip install --target . numba==0.47.0, for version 0.47.0, for example)

I can inport numpy, but trying to import numba gives the following error:

Runtime.ImportModuleError: Unable to import module 'lambda_function': Numba could not be imported.
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The original error was: 'cannot import name '_typeconv' from 'numba.typeconv' (/mnt/access/numba/typeconv/'
If possible please include the following in your error report:
sys.executable: /var/lang/bin/python3.7
Traceback (most recent call last):

I tried with the numba versions 0.45.0, 0.47.0, 0.48.0, 0.49.0, 0.49.1, 0.55.1 and the error is the same in all versions.

I saw this response, but when I delete de numba files from the EFS directory, i get a No module named 'numba' error, which indicates that there is no other numba version installed.

Below is the full code of the AWS Lambda function:

import sys


import os, json, sys

import numba 

def lambda_handler(event, context):

    return {
        'statusCode': 200,
        'body': json.dumps('All OK')

Is there a specific way I should be installing numba?

*ps: I describe this exact problem in this issue on the numba repository, but unfortunately the numba mainteiners do not have familiarity with aws lambda, so I coundn't get help.

1 Answer

You may be interested in using anaconda-project to build a Docker image for AWS Lambda

You could write an anaconda-project.yml as shown below. When building the image using source-to-image (s2i) or anaconda-project dockerize all dependencies (pip and conda) are included in the image.

There is a special entrypoint just for AWS Lambda usage that you set when you create the lambda function.

name: lambda-with-numba

  - python=3.7
  - numpy
  - numba
  - pip
  - pip:
    - awslambdaric

    unix: python -m awslambdaric <file>.<handler_func>
answered 6 months ago

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