[R] RMySQL and Blob

jonathan_li@agilent.com jonathan_li at agilent.com
Wed Sep 22 03:05:58 CEST 2004

Dear R experts,

Does RMySQL package handle Blob datatype in a MySQL database? Blob can represent an image, a sound or some other 
large and complex binary objects. In an article published by R-database special interest group, named "A common database interface (DBI)" (updated June 2003),  it's mentioned in "open issues and limitations" that "We need to carefully plan how to deal with binary objects". 

Before I invest time to try, I would appreciate any experts' opinions.


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