The same license as R: GPLv2 or greater.
The source code is also in a public repository on bitbucket.
Released source packages are available on
should be as easy* as
(*: except on Windows)
pip install rpy2
A Docker image is also available to "kick the tires" to run the current release 2.9.x with:
docker run --rm -p 8888:8888 \ rpy2/jupyter:2.9.x
docker run -it --rm -p 8888:8888 \ rpy2/jupyter:2.9.x ipython
More information about Docker images can be found in the documentation.
More information can be found in the documentation.
Additional resources, about rpy2 in particular or demonstrations of polyglot data analysis using rpy2 to call R from Python, are available (don't hesitate to notify us about other resource, but avoid Python vs R trolls... unless funny):
The package is used in a wide range of domains. For example (non-exhaustive list):