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How to install R packages on an off-line SQL Server 2016 instance

  • In summary, miniCRAN enables organisations to maintain a private mirror of CRAN with only a subset of packages that are relevant to them.
  • One administration task is to ensure that SQL Server instance has all the correct versions of R packages installed.
  • Fortunately there is an easy way to install many packages in a simple operation.

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by Andrie de Vries One of the most exciting features of the forthcoming release of SQL Server 2016 (generally available on June 1, and in preview now) is the ability to run R scripts directly in database using SQL Server R Services. This means your R code will run directly on the server, as opposed to first extracting the data to your local R session. This has several advantages, for example the data never moves from the server — this offers improved data security and also prevents the latency of downloading data. This is great news for R users, of…


How to install R packages on an off-line SQL Server 2016 instance

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