This function provides a Python REPL in the R session, which can be used to interactively run Python code. All code executed within the REPL is run within the Python main module, and any generated Python objects will persist in the Python session after the REPL is detached.

  module = NULL,
  quiet = getOption("reticulate.repl.quiet", default = FALSE),
  input = NULL



An (optional) Python module to be imported before the REPL is launched.


Boolean; print a startup banner when launching the REPL? If TRUE, the banner will be suppressed.


Python code to be run within the REPL. Setting this can be useful if you'd like to drive the Python REPL programmatically.


When working with R and Python scripts interactively, one can activate the Python REPL with repl_python(), run Python code, and later run exit to return to the R console.

See also

py, for accessing objects created using the Python REPL.