[R] RJDBC cant find driver class in JDBC jar file
d.scott at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Jun 3 02:40:03 CEST 2008
I can't comment on problems with RJDBC but I can say that if you want to
access MySQL from R, I have had very little difficulty doing it with
RODBC. The only difficulty I have experienced is in getting the MySQL 5.0
server started, which after hours of trying I avoided by using MySQL 5.1.
Setup is easiest with Windows but is possible on Linux where Brian Ripley
has provided information about how to do it. (I think in the README for
RODBC---I am trying to remember from a year ago. I have done a Windows
Vista setup in the past couple of weeks.)
You will need:
MySQL (5.1 recommended although it is a development version)
MySQL Connector ODBC
Some notes on setup on Vista are available at:
I think that, like many other useful tools, the linking of R and MySQL
owes much to Brian Ripley. He has my gratitude for a nice piece of work.
On Mon, 2 Jun 2008, Dan Montgomery wrote:
> I would like to set up a Windows XP environment with R and MySQL.
> This set-up was recommended by a friend who uses this set up, but I
> have been unable to get RJDBC to work. I have installed all of the
> software today (June 2 2008), first deleting and then replacing old
> versions of software.
> The error is as follows:
> Error in .jfindClass(as.character(driverClass)) : class not found
> This error is produced after running the following code ():
> drv <- JDBC("com.mysql.jdbc.Driver",
> This code was modified from code at www.rforge.net/RJDBC to include
> version 5.1.6 of the driver. Version 3.1.14 gave the same error. I
> think that R is having trouble finding the class (driver) in the .jar
> file even though I can see it using winzip. I have limited knowledge
> of R and Java, but use other programing languages for work. Thank you
> for your help.
>> From CRAN
> -R 2.7.0
> Installed in R using the command "install.packages("RJDBC",dep=TRUE)"
>> From MySQL.com
> -MySQL 5.0.51b (win32)
>> From Java.com
> -Java 6 update 6
> Daniel Montgomery
> damontgomery at gmail.com
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> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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