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pip Install From a Git Repo

December 28, 2010

pip installs Python packages. It knows about PyPI, various source control systems, and even local files. For example, to install Tornado HEAD from GitHub:

$ sudo pip install -e git+

To install Tornado 1.1 from PyPI:

$ sudo pip install Tornado

To install Tornado from a local clone of the source:

$ cd tornado
$ sudo pip install -e .

This last one really just symlinks the source folder into site-packages like the distutils develop option.

Uninstall is easy too and seems to be based on simple pattern matching.

$ sudo pip uninstall tornado

Another Read: Python operator Module »

Today I learned about the Python operator module in the standard library while playing with Blogofile. The module includes functional equivalents of standard Python operators. These are particularly useful for sorting.