As much as I love R, it’s clear that Python is also a great language—both for data science and general-purpose computing. And there can be good reasons an R user would want to do some things in Python. Maybe it’s a great library that doesn’t have an R equivalent (yet). Or an API you want to access that has sample code in Python but not R.

Thanks to the R reticulate package, you can run Python code right within an R script—and pass data back and forth between Python and R.

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