Query a MySQL Database from R using RMySQL

December 15, 2011
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I use this all the time, and the setup is dead simple. Follow the code below to load the RMySQL package, connect to a database (here the UCSC genome browser’s public MySQL instance), set up a function to make querying easier, and query the database to return results as a data frame.

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