RE: [R] Basic questions about RMySQL

From: bogdan romocea <>
Date: Sat 19 Mar 2005 - 05:39:36 EST

  1. No way. You must have MySQL installed on your computer.
  2. You must install the server. For details, see . For portability, I would suggest that you run MySQL in the shell (ignore the GUIs) and save the syntax for adding users, creating tables etc. This will likely take more time when you first do it, but if you have to move to another computer later on, you can setup the new MySQL installation very quickly and easily.


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From: De la Vega Góngora Jorge [] Sent: Friday, March 18, 2005 11:58 AM
Subject: [R] Basic questions about RMySQL


Please forget me if I am asking something that is well documented. I have read documentation but there are points that are not clear for me. I am not expert in R nor Databases, but if someone direct me to a tutorial, I will appreciate it..

  1. In my understanding, I can install and use RMySQL withouth having to install MySQL in my PC, to have access to and to create new tables . Is this right?
  2. I have created a c:\my.cnf file to access a database I have, but withouth installing the server, where I can define the user, password and host to establish a connection?

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