[R] RMySQL package for Windows
Prof Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jun 13 10:35:23 CEST 2002
On Thu, 13 Jun 2002 tlorino at vet-alfort.fr wrote:
> Dear R users,
> Is it possible to install RMySQL package with R 1.5.0 on Windows 2000 platform?
> This package is not listed in the packages list after calling "load package from CRAN" menu...
Yes, it is possible, but it needs to be compiled against a particular
version of MySQL, so it is essential that you compile it yourself.
Beware: it is not easy due to mistakes in the MySQL declarations, amongst
other things. I struggled for days with this.
It is much easier to use RODBC to talk to a MySQL database (on Windows).
> Thank you for your help,
> Tristan Lorino
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