[R] my RMySQL connections are so SLOW

Ernesto Jardim ernesto at ipimar.pt
Mon May 5 11:57:07 CEST 2003

On Mon, 2003-05-05 at 09:56, Laurent Faisnel wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm using the latest RMySQL to send requests to a MySQL database (which 
> is quite small for the time - let's say 20 tables with a total of 1000 
> rows), and this should be part of a whole decisionnal system. It 
> produces results which are displayed on a website, and therefore I need 
> fast results (the database being quite small, I think this must be 
> possible !).
> Unfortunately, a simple request to the database, and R needs more than 
> 10 seconds. Even dbListTables() takes a long while. Imagine the problem 
> with more data ! Can I hope something better  with RMySQL ? Did anyone 
> have the same problem ?
> If RMySQL (or is it MySQL's fault ?) is so slow, I could replace MySQL 
> with Postgres, but this would imply a lot of extra work. R is perhaps 
> very slow anyway ? Any piece of advice ?
> Thanks.
> Laurent
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Have you tried to run the sql statement in mysql to check if the problem
is really in RMySQL ? MySQL databases can be very slow if you don't
index the tables. 




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