pip command is a tool for installing and managing Python packages, such as those found in the Python Package Index. pip is very useful for web development as well as for sys-admins who manages cloud computing based resources created Openstack, Rackspace, AWS, Google and other cloud computing service providers. Pip installs the package from PyPI – the Python Package Index Repository. There are currently 41438 packages here.
Type the following apt-get command to install
sudo apt-get install python-pip
pip install packageName
pip uninstall packageName
pip search packageName
To install something directly from the source, use
sudo pip install -e git+https://git.myproject.org/MyProject#egg=MyProject