Have you seen Duncan Temple Lang's work (formerly Bell Labs / ATT Research, >now at UC Davis) at wwww.omegahat.org? He has a _ton_ of projects many of >which involve embedding R into other things (databases, browsers, general > > yup... >To fully tie Python to R you need a better than average understanding of the >innards of the two systems. That limits the number of contributors and > > no problem... >Personally, I changed my viewpoint over the years and now think that R gets >so many things so darn right when it comes to data work, is cross-platform, >robust and easily extensible (with e.g. C++) that I'd make it the core >rather than the satellite. But recognising the uphill struggle that leanring >the S language is, I can see how loosely coupling it may be a better first >step for getting a toe in the water. > >Dirk > > there are many internal reasons w/ R that i would keep it a satelite, especially their stack based concept of garbage collection, but that is too much for discussion over email.