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Reticulate is an R library that lets you execute Python code from within R. Recently, I attempted to use reticulate to access numpy from Python. Numpy was installed, but I kept getting the following message:

> reticulate::py_config()
python: /usr/home/sam.edwardes/rstudio-demos/applications/shiny-for-r-with-reticulate/.venv/bin/python3
libpython: /opt/python/3.10.11/lib/
pythonhome: /usr/home/sam.edwardes/rstudio-demos/applications/shiny-for-r-with-reticulate/.venv:/usr/home/sam.edwardes/rstudio-demos/applications/shiny-for-r-with-reticulate/.venv
version: 3.10.11 (main, Jun 4 2023, 22:34:21) [GCC 11.3.0]
numpy: [NOT FOUND]

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As a data scientist one of the most common questions I get from colleagues and clients is how to get started on learning R. There is a plethora of great options out there today. Some of which are paid, and some of which are free.