[R] ROracle and vector elements

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Thu Aug 19 23:39:48 CEST 2004

"Laura Holt" <lauraholt_983 at hotmail.com> writes:

> Hi there!
> Is ROracle available for Windows, please?
> I found a download site, but it's really for UNIX/Linux.

As I understand it, a Windows version can easily (?) be built, but to
do so you need Oracle libraries and header files, which you can't have
without having Oracle. The people who build binary packages do not
have Oracle...
> Here is a "thought question", please:  Why do the vector elements
> start at location 1 rather than zero, as C does?

Negative indexing is a fairly good argument. C doesn't have that.

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