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Running Python in the RStudio IDE

I’ve had a few different people ask me variants of the same question lately, which is: “How can I run python code on a server in a similar way to using R with RStudio Server”.

The easy answer is that you can actually run python in the RStudio IDE, so I made a quick video to demonstrate how.

After the video did the rounds on twitter a little, the ever-ahead-of-the-curve Bob Rudis replied with this exciting tidbit:

So hopefully the work-around outlined in the video won’t be required for much longer.