I see there is a package for this beginning with Quantal, but where can I get it for Precise?
You can install this by running the following command:
I suggest to use
You may need to install python-pip first, if you don't have it yet.
This is favourable over
As you can see on searching the Ubuntu packages page, it's only included in Ubuntu since Quantal as you've noticed already. The Python package manager Pip is the best alternative here, in my opinion.