A brief tutorial to working with R and MySQL. MySQL belongs to Oracle is one of the most widely used databases now. 1. Download mySQL from http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/  or (http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mirror.php?id=403831) Click Install -use default options, remember to note down the password=XX 2.Download the ODBC connector from http://www.mysql.com/downloads/connector/odbc/5.1.html The Data Sources (ODBC) can be located from the Control Panel in Windows7 Install ODBC Connector by d More