[R] RODBC ERROR on Rcmdr install

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Sat Sep 30 00:55:07 CEST 2006

Dear Sarosh,

As I understand it, RODBC isn't useful on non-Windows systems, since the
necessary ODBC drivers aren't available. (Someone will correct me, I'm sure,
if I don't have that entirely straight.) The RODBC package is used in the
Rcmdr to read Excel and some other files under Windows; in the latest
version of the Rcmdr, you won't even see this menu item in non-Windows

You should, I believe, be able to install and use the Rcmdr package on your
system without RODBC.

I hope this helps,

John Fox
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8S 4M4

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch 
> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Sarosh Jamal
> Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 11:53 AM
> To: R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [R] RODBC ERROR on Rcmdr install
> I've been trying to install the RODBC dependency for Rcmdr on 
> Rv2.4 on a SunOS9 system. 
> It claims not to be able to create gcc output files 
> (executables) for the installation.
> This is puzzling since I've been able to install other 
> packages with the same PATH variables and all.
> Feedback would be much appreciated. Thank you!
> Sarosh Jamal
> Geo Computing & IT Specialist, Department of Geography 
> University of Toronto at Mississauga
> e: sarosh.jamal at utoronto.ca
> p: (905) 569-4497
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