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Another Comment about “PYPER vs RPY2”

An insightful comment below about “pyper vs rpy2” was made by Dr Xiao-Qin Xia, the developer of pyper.

1) While Rpy2 package and objects has many methods to learn, R interpreter is wrapped as a Python object in PypeR without special methods, that means the user can learn to use PypeR in minutes.

2) While Rpy holds a R instance throughout the whole life of a program, PypeR can dynamically launch many different R interpreters, or delete them to release memory.

3) In addition, developers can simply include the file “” in their project for portability, instead of letting the user to install the PypeR package.


Written by statcompute

December 12, 2012 at 10:07 pm

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