[Fwd: LispStat, R and ViSta [was: Re: Status?]]

A.J. Rossini rossini@u.washington.edu
19 Aug 2002 09:55:35 -0700

>>>>> "peter" == Peter Olsen <pc_olsen@yahoo.com> writes:

    peter> Has anyone else looked at the Python module that allows Python to call
    peter> R and vice versa?  

    peter> I think that might have promise.  Python offers an excellent
    peter> object-oriented development environment in which to embed the use of
    peter> R's statistical and graphics routines.

There are two such modules, RPy and RSPython.  

I would agree, Python is an excellent language; my favorite, by far,
after Lisp and R.  Platform independence and "plays well with other
langauges" are quite robust.  HOWEVER, I'm getting less and less
convinced that the OOP aspects that Python excels at are suitable for
interactive data analysis (maybe for scripted analysis, but not for a
line-at-a-time approach, which R can encourage).


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