[R] R talking to Oracle, ODBC drivers available ?

Luke Whitaker luke at inpharmatica.co.uk
Fri Jan 3 14:11:02 CET 2003

[sorry, but this is a re-post - I forgot to set the subject line 
 the first time around]


I would like to access an Oracle database running on Solaris from
R on my linux desktop. I have had a look at the R Data Import/Export
manual, and downloaded RODBC and unixODBC, but I am still quite confused
about how to proceed. It appears to me that I still need to get an Oracle
ODBC driver, and the only one I can find is from Easysoft for 880 euros,
which is not available for this project.

Is there any free software which will enable R on linux to talk to Oracle
on Solaris (both reading and writing data) ? 

My R setup is as follows:

platform i386-pc-linux-gnu
arch     i386             
os       linux-gnu        
system   i386, linux-gnu  
major    1                
minor    5.1              
year     2002             
month    06               
day      17               
language R                


Luke Whitaker.

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