I recently need to install some packages

pip install future
pip install scikit-learn
pip install numpy
pip install scipy

I also tried by writin sudo before them but all it came up with the following errors in red lines:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/basecommand.py", line 122, in main
    status = self.run(options, args)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/commands/install.py", line 290, in run
    requirement_set.prepare_files(finder, force_root_egg_info=self.bundle, bundle=self.bundle)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/req.py", line 1198, in prepare_files
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/req.py", line 1376, in unpack_url
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/download.py", line 572, in unpack_http_url
    download_hash = _download_url(resp, link, temp_location)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/download.py", line 433, in _download_url
    for chunk in resp_read(4096):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pip/download.py", line 421, in resp_read
    chunk_size, decode_content=False):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/urllib3/response.py", line 256, in stream
    data = self.read(amt=amt, decode_content=decode_content)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/urllib3/response.py", line 201, in read
    raise ReadTimeoutError(self._pool, None, 'Read timed out.')
ReadTimeoutError: HTTPSConnectionPool(host="pypi.python.org", port=443): Read timed out.

Storing debug log for failure in /root/.pip/pip.log'

Use --default-timeout=100 parameter with the install:

sudo pip install --default-timeout=100 future

sudo pip install --default-timeout=100 future 

or alternatively


worked for me on Mac OS X

They are two ways to handle this issue:

sudo pip install --default-timeout=100 future


pip install --default-timeout=100 future

Note: If you are not superuser of your machine, the sudo pip command will not work.

If you are using Jetbrains Pycharm, the appropriate solution is :

Step -1 : connect to terminal/open terminal in pycharm.

Step -2 : type source <path to your projects environment eg: /users/name/myapp/venv>

Step -3: Run pip install <package name> or Run pip3 install <package name> as per your installation

This will automatically install package for your interpreter.