Re: [R] help regarding RPostgreSQL and R 2.12.2

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 08:09:22 +0000 (GMT)

On Mon, 21 Mar 2011, Shaunak Bangale wrote:

> Prof Ripley,
> Thanks for the first reply. Yes, I am using windows xp.
> The problem that I am facing is:
> I want to use RPostgreSQL and xtable packages together.
> R 2.11.1 has RPostgreSQL but not xtable. R 2.12.2 has xtable but not RPostgreSQL.
> I suppose there should be some way to use RPostgreSQL with R 2.12.2.
> Sorry if I am sounding na´ve, but How do I do the compilation that you just mentioned?
> With your suggestion I went through RW-FAQs , posting guide.

You still haven't followed them! Where is the 'at a minimum' information asked for in the posting guide?

> I ended up at the this page: http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.12/ReadMe
> That says: ' Packages related to many database system must be linked to the exact
> version of the database system the user has installed, hence it does
> not make sense to provide binaries for packages '
> PostgreSQL 9.0 is installed on my system which I am trying to integrate with R 2.12.2.
> Please throw some light on what can be done.

You compile from the sources. See
http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/rw-FAQ.html#Can-I-install-packages-into-libraries-in-this-version_003f and the references therein.

It seems unreasonable (and 'naive') to expect the people who gave you the free gift of R *and* wrote the FAQs to search and read them for you.

In any case, you are simply wrong in your premise: xtable does exist for R 2.11.1 and you could very easily install that from the sources or use
http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.11/xtable_1.5-6.zip

>
> Thanks
> Shaunak
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Prof Brian Ripley [mailto:ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk]
> Sent: Friday, March 18, 2011 2:54 PM
> To: Shaunak Bangale
> Cc: r-help_at_R-project.org
> Subject: Re: [R] help regarding RPostgreSQL and R 2.12.2
>
> You haven't even told us your OS, but it sounds like it might be
> Windows.
>
> In any case, RPostgreSQL is (like RMySQL) not distributed in binary
> form, and you need to compile it from the sources against your
> PostgreSQL version (which does matter, including the compiler used to
> build it).
>
> This is all covered in the rw-FAQ, if this is Windows (see the posting
> guide).
>
> On Fri, 18 Mar 2011, Shaunak Bangale wrote:
>
>> Hi R-team,
>> While using R 2.12.2, I came across a problem that it doesn't have RPostgreSQL package in the list of "install packages".
>> As my original code was written in R 2.11.1, I could use the RPostgreSQL package.
>> I am moving to R 2.12.2 to use the newly added package "xtable" in newer version R 2.12.2.
>> Please help me to solve this problem and tell me if the RPostgreSQL package can be added to R 2.12.2.
>> Sooner reply will be appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks in advance.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Shaunak
>>
>> Shaunak Bangale | Innovation Analyst| +91 9986215550| www.mu-sigma.com<http://www.mu-sigma.com/> |

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