PypeR, A Python Package for Using R in Python

Xiao-Qin Xia, Michael McClelland, Yipeng Wang

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This article describes PypeR, a Python package which allows the R language to be called in Python using the pipe communication method. By running R through pipe, the Python program gains flexibility in sub-process controls, memory control, and portability across popular operating system platforms, including Windows, GNU Linux and Mac OS X. PypeR can be downloaded at

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