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RFA: postgresql-plr -- Procedural Language interface between PostgreSQL and R

Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

Hello everybody!

Currently postgresql-plr is built as part of the postgresql source
package. But we want to split off ancillary packages like this one
because of big architectural changes that will be made in the
postgresql package and because no maintainer actually uses plr.

It has no open bugs. But it currently does not build separate from the
postgresql source tree, its Makefile needs some adaptions to build
standalone (most values can be hardcoded, maybe some cut & paste from
the postgresql Makefiles are necessary). It also needs a helper
program pg_regress, but we can include that in postgresql-dev if
that helps.

If somebody actually uses R with postgresql and is interested in
it, then please contact us at


(I set reply-to to this address), at d-devel or by writing a bug

The package description is:

	R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics,
	providing a wide variety of statistical and graphical techniques (linear and
	nonlinear modelling, statistical tests, time series analysis, classification,
	clustering, and so on).
	PostgreSQL is the foremost open source SQL database server
	This package provides a procedural language interface to R from PostgreSQL.
	Procedural languages are used to write functions which can be called in
	database queries.

(This description should be tweaked IMHO: reformulate the 2nd
paragraph and make it the first, swap the first and third paragraph
and so on).

Thanks in advance and have a nice day!

Martin (PostgreSQL comaintainer)
p. p. Oliver Elphick

Martin Pitt                 Debian GNU/Linux Developer
martin@piware.de                      mpitt@debian.org
http://www.piware.de             http://www.debian.org

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