From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 21:00:59 +0100 (BST)

yOn Mon, 28 May 2007, Bill Szkotnicki wrote:

> Hello,
> I have installed R2.5.0 from sources ( x86_64 )
> and added the package RODBC
> and now I am trying to connect to a mysql database
> In windows R after installing the 3.51 driver
> and creating the dsn by specifying server, user, and password
> it is easy to connect with
> channel <- odbcConnect("dsn")
> Does anyone know what needs to be done to make this work from linux?

Did you not read the RODBC README file? It is described in some detail with reference to tutorials.

Brian D. Ripley,        
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University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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