Installing a Python module

$ tar -xvzf foo-1.0.tar.gz
$ cd foo-1.0
$ python install


Directory where all Python libraries are installed

What is a Python egg?

A Python egg is analogous to a Java jar file. It’s essentially a zip file with metadata files renamed as an egg file.

virtualenvwrapper commands

$ mkvirtualenv -p python2.7 myapp
$ lsvirtualenv # list all virtual environments
$ workon myapp
$ deactivate

Install yolk to view packages easily

$ pip install yolk
$ yolk -l