Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Apr 6 17:05:03 CEST 2000

On Thu, 6 Apr 2000, Yves Gauvreau wrote:

> Sorry for the trouble, I've managed to make it run but I think the package
> is not installing itself properly.
> I downloaded version 0.6.2a of RODBC which is a tgz file and the way it
> expands under RHOME\library\ seem improper, the file extentions seem to
> cause problems as well and the startup file (RODBC) should load the sql.R
> file when it initialize at least I think. There is only a man page type of
> help also. I found all this by trial and error (I'm not a seasoned R user
> very "amateur" in fact)

Do look in the rw-FAQ, then. It does explain about packages on Windows.

> If anyone as suggestion on how to correct these little problems in such a
> way that RODBC works as other packages I've used on R for windows I'd be
> glad to give a hand and learn stuff at the same time.

You need to *install* the package: you are used to precompiled ones. The
file you got is I believed called RODBC-0.6.2a.src.tgz, and .src means
*source* Get rw1000sp.zip, read the instructions, type make pkg-RODBC and
you will be done.

Once this is stable enough and the sources have been submitted to CRAN I
will put a precompiled version on CRAN. There is a 3-week-old version at
http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/bdr, and I may update that this evening.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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