[R] loading data and executing queries with R and Mysql

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 3 15:54:55 CET 2007

Without any actual example Ias requested in the footer of this message) I 
can only guess, but the most common cause of slow queries is the lack of 
indices in the database, so did you create any?

You haven't told us your actual OS (beyond 'Windows'), but a guess is that 
your processes are I/O bound, and that your file system could well do with 
a tune.  For example, if this is NTFS, is there lots (at least 30%) of 
free space and did you defragment it after saving the data?

On Wed, 3 Jan 2007, Bagatti Davide wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I have a problem when I execute queries using R 2.3.1 and MySql server 5.0.
> What I do: I load data in different csv files (every file represents a
> particular temporal step of a simulation) using Mysql query "load data" with
> RMySQL command DbSendQuery (but the same problem there is also using
> DbWritetable). Then I use a function where I have a lot of queries that
> interact with the database.
> Well, while loading data is very fast, query execution is very slow
> ...looking to Windows task manager I see that my cpu doesn't go to 100% of
> usage, but only at 30-45%. Looking at the processes I see Rgui.exe use
> between 0-23% and mysql-nt.exe use between 8-20% and so it is very slow. I
> am sure my cpu has no particular problems.
> Could you help me?
> Thanks in advance
> Davide
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