[R] Install RMySQL with R 2.4.0

Joe W. Byers Joe-Byers at utulsa.edu
Sat Nov 4 16:40:58 CET 2006

I am having trouble as well with the new version of R 2.4.  I downloaded 
the gz file from the cran website,  followed the instructions in the 
README.win file and installed RMySQL.  I have mysql installed under 
c:\mysql not the program files directory which is the only difference.

I get the following error when I attempt to connect to the MySQL Db
 > ## open a connection to a MySQL database
 > con <- dbConnect(dbDriver("MySQL"),host='localhost',
+ username='XXXX',dbname = 'StorageSims');
Error in function (classes, fdef, mtable)  :
         unable to find an inherited method for function "dbConnect", 
for signature "MySQLDriver"

Any help will be appreciated.  I would like to note that there are no 
problems with RMySQL on my linux system, only on XP's.

Thank you

Frank McCown wrote:
> I just installed RMySQL 0.5-9 with R 2.4.0 on Windows XP and got the 
> following error message when trying to run a script with RMySQL:
> Error in library(RMySQL) : 'RMySQL' is not a valid package -- installed 
> < 2.0.0?
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Frank
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