[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

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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