Slides: “Accessing Databases from R” #rstats

May 7, 2011 | Jeffrey Breen

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...]

Loading Big (ish) Data into R

November 24, 2009 | JD Long

So for the rest of this conversation big data == 2 Gigs. Done. Don’t give me any of this ‘that’s not big, THIS is big’ shit. There now, on with the cool stuff: This week on twitter Vince Buffalo asked about loading a 2 gig comma separated file (csv) into R (... [Read more...]

Choosing an SQL Engine for Analytics

March 9, 2009 | JD Long

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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