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Fedora Install unixODBC

Encountered a problem while running the RODBC library from the R prompt as the root user, as follows:

> install.packages('RODBC')

It failed with the following library dependency:

checking for unistd.h... yes
checking sql.h usability... no
checking sql.h presence... no
checking for sql.h... no
checking sqlext.h usability... no
checking sqlext.h presence... no
checking for sqlext.h... no
configure: error: "ODBC headers sql.h and sqlext.h not found"
ERROR: configuration failed for package ‘RODBC’
* removing ‘/usr/lib64/R/library/RODBC’

The downloaded source packages are in
Updating HTML index of packages in '.Library'
Making 'packages.html' ... done
Warning message:
In install.packages("RODBC") :
  installation of package ‘RODBC’ had non-zero exit status

I installed unixODBC-devel and unixODBC-gui-qt libraries to …

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Fedora R Install

I’ve started building the new image for the database courses. This one needs to include Oracle, MySQL, Cassandra, Hive, and MongoDB databases; and include examples for C, C++, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, R programming languages.

Installing R was a surprise when I saw how many packages there are for it. It’s a standard yum command from the repository, but it will install 256 packages. The command is:

yum install -y R

Once you install it, you simply start the R interpreter, which is part of the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN). Any installation of the R packages includes CRAN, but there are many additional libraries that you may install.

You can launch the R interpreter by typing the following at the Linux command-line:


It will display the following licensing information and then the command prompt:

R version 3.2.0 (2015-04-16) -- "Full of Ingredients"
Copyright (C) 2015 …
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How Real is the Data Deluge?

It seems obvious that given the decreasing cost of storage and computation, there's going to be a significant increase in the volume of data that organizations accumulate over the next 10 years.  But the type of data being accumulated may be different from the areas where traditional DBMSs dominated.  It's not just about transactions; it's search patterns, on-line behavior, click-thru data, events fired off by smartphones, messages over Twitter & Facebook, log data of various kinds.

If an organization can figure out a better way identify prospects, or deliver more targeted ads, or optimize pricing decisions by analyzing terrabytes of data, they'd be crazy not to. Over the long term, companies that don't develop these capabilities will be at a competitive disadvantage.

As to what the implications are from a …

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451 CAOS Links 2009.11.03

Yahoo! Open! Sources! Traffic! Server! Funding for 10gen. And more.

Follow 451 CAOS Links live @caostheory on Twitter and
“Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

For the latest on Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL via Sun, see Everything you always wanted to know about MySQL but were afraid to ask

# Yahoo! Open! Sourced! Traffic! Server!

# Red Hat launched Enterprise Virtualization for Servers for managing Linux and Microsoft Windows servers.

# 10gen, the company behind MongoDB, has …

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Big Data: SSD's, R, and Linked Data Streams

The Solid State Storage Revolution: If you haven't seen it, I recommend you watch Andy Bechtolsheim's keynote at the recent Mysqlconf. We covered SSD's in our just published report on Big Data management technologies. Since then, we've gotten additional signals from our network of alpha geeks and our interest in them remains high.

R and Linked Data Streams: I had a chance to visit with Dataspora founder and blogger Mike Driscoll, an enthusiastic advocate for the use of the open source statistical computing …

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