We were lucky to attend the Bay Area R users group last week where we recorded Laurent Gautier's talk on the RPy2 bridge which allows one to use Python as the glue language to develop applications while using R for the statistics and data analysis engine. He also demonstrated how a web application could be developed around an existing R script.
Bio: Laurent Gautier was trained as an engineer in France and started using R over a decade ago. He has worked mostly on biology and health-related data, which provided him with the opportunity to be an original core member of the Bioconductor team. Laurent has repeatedly crossed the barrier between industry and academia, and currently serves as Senior Researcher and Head of Core Facility at the Technical University of Denmark.