[R] RPostgreSQL and needed .dlls

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Tue Oct 13 15:36:59 CEST 2009

Josuah Rechtsteiner wrote:
> Dear List,
> I am trying to connect from R 2.9.2 on Win XP SP3 to a remotely 
> installed PostgreSQL DB (8.3.7 on Ubuntu Server 9.04). Everything seems 
> to be properly installed, as I can connect to the DB from within Excel 
> and RKWard (running on another machine).
> But regarding R on the Win XP, I cannot load RPostgreSQL. libpq.dll is 
> missing. What can I do now, without having to install PostgreSQL on this 
> Windows, where I do not need it as I have my remote DB?

Well, you need libpq.dll for RPostgreSQL in any case since the package 
links dynamically against that library. Or connect with another method 
to your database.

Uwe Ligges

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