[R] RMySQL and non-installer mysql

Jose Quesada quesada at gmail.com
Thu May 7 00:58:32 CEST 2009

Hi all,

I'm running mysql on windows server 2008 64, but I just unzipped files.
There's no installer and no registry entry.

When using RMySQL, it seems that it needs to look at the registry:

> library("RMySQL")
Loading required package: DBI
Error in utils::readRegistry("SOFTWARE\\MySQL AB", hive = "HLM",
maxdepth = 2) :
  Registry key 'S' not found
Error : .onLoad failed in 'loadNamespace' for 'RMySQL'
Error: package/namespace load failed for 'RMySQL'

Thus, it finds nothing.

Is there any workaround?

Jose Quesada, PhD.
Max Planck Institute,
Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition -ABC-, 
Lentzeallee 94, office 224, 14195 Berlin

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