R & Python

Adrien Barbaresi présente une façon d’intégrer Python dans R. Voici le début de la publication sur son blogue Bits of Language: corpus linguistics, NLP and text analytics.

Why choose between R and Python?

R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. Together with Python, it is part of the most popular languages among (data) scientists. Although both environments are similar, most people feel they face a choice between the two. The question “R vs Python, What should I learn?” resonates across the Internet. But why choose between them when you can choose both?

The reticulate package provides a comprehensive set of tools for seamless interoperability between Python and R. It basically allows for execution of Python code inside an R session, so that Python packages can be used with minimal adaptations, which is ideal for those who would rather operate from R than having to go back and forth between languages and environments.