[]1 [Python-logo-notext]2 At [KMi]3 we have a hosted RStudio – [cRunch]4 – managed by [Fridolin Wild]5. A recent addition to the capabilities is a Python package – [rPython]6 (and [here on CRAN)]7– allowing users of the server to call Python from within RStudio. I was originally interested in getting this setup in order to play with some of the language processing capabilities of Python (e.g. for [processing document texts]8), I think I’ve now found R equivalents for at least some of the functions I was looking for, but I’ll certainly be keeping my eyes open for any interesting Python functions. The fact I can now work more easily with colleagues using Python (e.g. by sharing and embedding chunks of code) is also a nice addition. So – any suggestions for things this might be useful for?


  1. http://www.rstudio.com/

  2. https://www.python.org/ “By www.python.org (www.python.org) [GPL (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons”

  3. http://kmi.open.ac.uk/

  4. http://crunch.kmi.open.ac.uk/

  5. http://kmi.open.ac.uk/people/member/fridolin-wild

  6. https://code.google.com/p/rpython/

  7. http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/rPython/index.html

  8. http://sjgknight.com/finding-knowledge/2013/11/multiple-document-processing-in-r-or-python/ “Multiple Document Processing in R or Python”