[R] Which DBMS to use?

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Nov 19 22:38:57 CET 2002

I think we only currently have the options of RMySQL and RODBC under

On Tue, 19 Nov 2002, Brian Cole wrote:

> I'm currently trying to do analysis on a 565k record database of
> Philadelphia's property assessments. I read the Data Import/Export .pdf and
> am still conflicted about which DBMS I should use to maintain reliability
> and ensure I don't crash while trying to do my calculations.
> Should I go with PostgreSQL for the option of Proxy Data Frames or should I
> go with MySQL for the "lean and mean" approach? Note that'd I'd be using it
> on a Windows 98 OS.
> Any input would be much appreciated and thank you in advance.
> -Brian Cole
>   Staff Researcher
>   Center for the Study of Economics

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