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From: Dirk Eddelbuettel
Subject: Re: MySQL/ODBC?
Date: Thu, 03 May 2001 17:03:15 -0500

> Do similar libraries exist for Octave?  Or, what approaches do people use
> to accomplish this goal (wrapping it in a C or PHP/PERL application?)

I wrote two really simple ".oct" functions to query PostgreSQL. This was helped
by the fact that PostgreSQL has a nice and simple C++ API.  The functions are 
still at

Other than that, I have used Octave .m files calling Perl scripts to query the 
massage the output and then read the file back into Octave.

That being said, I now prefer GNU R ( with its  RODBC 
package for data analysis.  

Hope this helps,  Dirk

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