I used sockets and JSON to build a bridge from R to Python.
Some smart people figured out how to use the GitHub issue tracker for hosting blog comments, but their example is outdated and missing some steps. Here's how I got it working.
My pathological obsession with R led me to develop an interface for ArcPy.
I used Shiny to develop a web app that allows my non-scientist collaborators to explore my findings with minimal hand-holding.
When you're doing big data analysis with R, you're probably working with nested lists. Here's one way to climb back up the rabbit hole.