# rpy2: Python interface to R¶

## Description¶

rpy2 is a redesign and rewrite of rpy. It is providing a low-level interface to R, a proposed high-level interface, including wrappers to graphical libraries, as well as R-like structures and functions.

• GPL 2+

• Note that we have deleted references to Mozilla PL as an option, which we are allowed to do by the full rpy2 license in order to remain GPL-compatible

## Special Update/Build Instructions¶

### Patches¶

• setup.patch: takes care of a few parsing issues.

• cygwin.patch: let rpy2 build on Cygwin.

standard

## Version Information¶

package-version.txt:

3.3.6


install-requires.txt:

rpy2 >=3.3, <3.4


## Equivalent System Packages¶

conda:

\$ conda install rpy2


However, these system packages will not be used for building Sage because using Python site-packages is not supported by the Sage distribution; see https://trac.sagemath.org/ticket/29023