[postgis-users] [GENERAL] PL/R - R procedural language handler for PostgreSQL
pramsey at refractions.net
Mon Feb 17 14:22:31 PST 2003
Joe Conway wrote:
> I've been working on a procedural language handler for PostgreSQL, that
> allows R to be used to write PostgreSQL functions.
> R is similar to the commercial package S-Plus (for more on R see:
> http://www.r-project.org/). Here is the first sentence of their intro:
> "R is a language and environment for statistical computing and
> At this point, I think PL/R is ready for wider testing and use. If
> anyone is interested in giving PL/R a try, the documentation and source
> tarball can be found here:
> PL/R has been developed against PostgreSQL 7.3.2 and 7.4devel, and R
> 1.6.2, on Red Hat 7.3 and 8.0 machines. You'll need a PostgreSQL source
> tree to compile and install PL/R. I'm sure that PL/R will *not* work
> with versions of PostgreSQL less than 7.3, but I'm not so sure WRT the
> minimum R version.
> I'd appreciate any and all feedback.
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