Re: [R] RODBC ERROR on Rcmdr install

From: John Fox <jfox_at_mcmaster.ca>
Date: Fri 29 Sep 2006 - 22:55:07 GMT


Dear Sarosh,

As I understand it, RODBC isn't useful on non-Windows systems, since the necessary ODBC drivers aren't available. (Someone will correct me, I'm sure, if I don't have that entirely straight.) The RODBC package is used in the Rcmdr to read Excel and some other files under Windows; in the latest version of the Rcmdr, you won't even see this menu item in non-Windows systems.

You should, I believe, be able to install and use the Rcmdr package on your system without RODBC.

I hope this helps,
 John



John Fox
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario
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> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Sarosh Jamal
> Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 11:53 AM
> To: R-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [R] RODBC ERROR on Rcmdr install
>
>
> I've been trying to install the RODBC dependency for Rcmdr on
> Rv2.4 on a SunOS9 system.
>
> It claims not to be able to create gcc output files
> (executables) for the installation.
>
> This is puzzling since I've been able to install other
> packages with the same PATH variables and all.
>
> Feedback would be much appreciated. Thank you!
>
> Sarosh Jamal
> Geo Computing & IT Specialist, Department of Geography
> University of Toronto at Mississauga
> e: sarosh.jamal@utoronto.ca
> p: (905) 569-4497
>
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