[R] Hmisc get.mdb on mac os x 10.5.7 problems

stephen sefick ssefick at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 03:46:13 CEST 2009

I have installed the Hmisc package and the mdb-tools package from
fink.  It is in my it is installed in the /sw/bin as to fink.  I have
looked at the code for get.mdb and called

system('mdb-tables /Users/sefick/Desktop/FTBragg_GeoDataBase_AuburnUNV.mdb')

and got this message

/bin/sh: mdb-tables: command not found

I can run mdb-tables from the command line- why can't I run it from
within R?  This is probably a path issue, and I am not the brightest
star in this area.

Stephen Sefick

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so little or so large that all they really do for us is puff us up and
make us feel like gods.  We are mammals, and have not exhausted the
annoying little problems of being mammals.

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