[R] Why not available of RMySQL and RPgSQL in RWin binaries?

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Aug 26 09:28:43 CEST 2001

On Sun, 26 Aug 2001, Hisaji ONO wrote:

>  Currently, PotgreSQL binary for Cygwin is included in Cygwin's
> distribution. It is very stable working on my PC.

`RWin binaries' are for Windows, not Cygwin.  As I understand it the
PostgreSQL port is user-contributed code for Cygwin: it appears in the
contrib directory.

>  But RMySQL and RPgSQL are not included in R contrib binaries.

Your answer is in the name.  No one has yet contributed them.

>  R's DB access will be faster by using these library than by RODBC?

Try it and see.

>  Please tell me whether will be available of RMySQL and RPgSQL in RWin
> binaries?

There is no team of support staff who port user-contributed code to various
platforms at the request of users.  It is not clear if we will be
continuing to provide ports of anything but the standard and recommended

We look forward to your contributions.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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