RStudio 1.2 Preview: Reticulated Python

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at

One of the primary focuses of RStudio v1.2 is improved support for other languages frequently used with R. Last week on the blog we talked about new features for working with SQL and D3. Today we’re taking a look at enhancements we’ve made around the reticulate package (an R interface to Python).
The reticulate package makes it possible to embed a Python session within an R process, allowing you to import Python modules and call their functions directly from R.