RMySQL: using the latest MySQL version

December 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

In order to connect my R related stuff to a webserver and MySQL I went all the way from using xampp to setting up my own (W)AMPP  (Apache MySQL PHP Perl) to finally back to xampp. And I’m quite happy about this very last switch to xampp! Why ... [Read more...]

Slides: “Accessing Databases from R” #rstats

May 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

For the past few meetings of the Greater Boston useR Group, we have been opened with an introductory “useR Vignette” talk on a topic which may be helpful for new R users. This week, I presented an overview of accessing databases from R. Several people have tweeted and blogged nice ... [Read more...]

Software tools for data analysis – an overview

February 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Szilard Pafka Discussions on various software tools (C, C++, Perl, Python, Unix shell, R, Matlab, SAS, SPSS, Excel, databases, Hadoop etc.) used in data analysis. Szilard Pafka (founder and co-organizer of the Los Angeles R users group) presents an … Continue reading →
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Save R plot as a BLOB

July 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

I recently posed a question on stackoverflow on whether anyone knew an efficient way to save an R plot to a MySQL database as a BLOB. My plan was to use my personal desktop to perform R routines and save them to a web server, where they could then be ... [Read more...]

Hacker News User Base Changed?

July 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

There are lots of references on Hacker news to the fact that the "good old days" are gone and that the character of the site has changed since it started.  The visualization above was based on a sample of users that posted on the site in recent ti...
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Choosing an SQL Engine for Analytics

March 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

I’ve been struggling for a while on which database to use for my working data. I used to use MS Access quite a lot. The problems with MS Access include but are not limited to: 2 GB file size limit, at least historically Versions change with each edition of MS ...
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