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

Don MacQueen macq at llnl.gov
Fri Jan 3 17:01:02 CET 2003

I believe that Oracle provides ODBC drivers for the server 
side--provided you have an Oracle administrator who can figure out 
how to install them. I couldn't find much documentation.

For another commercial source see www.openlink.com (don't know if 
they have client drivers for Linux).


At 1:10 PM +0000 1/3/03, Luke Whitaker wrote:
>[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.
>R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list

Don MacQueen
Environmental Protection Department
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA, USA

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