Re: [Rd] Installing ROracle in windows.. Pls help

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 12:14:17 +0100 (BST)

You have already sent this to R-help, and neither that list nor this is the place to ask for help on VC++.

Why do you need ROracle? Most Windows users find it much easier to access Oracle via RODBC, which builds out of the box and has a pre-compiled version on CRAN.

On Fri, 10 Oct 2008, Rita. A wrote:


> I have installed R 2.7.2 in windows, now i am trying to install R oracle... I
> am using Oracle 10g. i have downloaded the Roracle 0.5-9 sources, and i am
> trying to compile it using Vc++, i found from readme files and forum that,
> we need to use the in the \src folder and nmake utility of
> vc++, since i have not worked with vc++, i don't have any idea , how to use
> the nmake utility, can anybody help me with the steps required in compiling
> the R oracle sources please.. ? Many thanks.

Well, the sources say this is documented in ROracle/src/ (two versions, in fact). If that is over your head, I can only suggest that your company employs someone else to do this for you.

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