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Running Python Code from R via Reticulate

Rick Pack crosses the streams:

I wanted a REPL (read-evaluate-print-loop) so that I could quickly experiment with Python without, for the moment, leaping over what some consider one of the biggest hurdles to Python usage: Work environment set up.

The reticulate R package by Posit enables the use of Python while working within the R Studio IDE. One can find a Posit tutorial here.

Read on for Rick’s notes.