Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Mar 1 15:11:58 CET 2000

> From: "Yves Gauvreau" <cyg at sympatico.ca>
> Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 08:28:23 -0500
> I don't have RODBC but I may have something of interest. It's an ActiveX
> component (DLL) that I use for data access on any ODBC compliant Database.
> The problem I can see is that there is no way AFAIK to use it from a R
> script but it can be used from application that are ActiveX aware. May be I
> could work with others to find a solution to that?
> Regards.
> Yves

I have sent David a compiled but untested version of RODBC for Windows.
I don't have any ODBC sources on my laptop, but if anyone wants to test
it, I will put it at http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/bdr/RODBC.zip.  (If
it does not work as is, would you try copying the DLL in libs.VC to libs
and trying again?  And in any case, please let me know.)

Now, to use your ActiveX component, I think you will need a `glue' DLL
to link it into R, as R itself is ActiveX deaf.  This is the sort of thing
that is probably very easy for experienced Windows programmers, so
help would be very welcome.

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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