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the installation of rpy2 an amazon linux via

sudo pip-2.7 install rpy2

fails with

In file included from ./rpy/rinterface/_rinterface.c:58:0:
./rpy/rinterface/_rinterface.h:8:15: fatal error: R.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1

Installation by compilation of the source fails in the same manner. sudo python2.7 setup.py install

complete log at: https://gist.github.com/4362543

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The answer was to install the R-development files with:

sudo yum -y install R-devel
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