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Re: [Gnumed-devel] user contributed report

From: Sebastian Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] user contributed report
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 00:24:18 +0200
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On Tuesday 10 April 2007 00:14, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 07:28:22AM +1000, syan tan wrote:
> > ON another discussion group, there was mention of inadequate statistical
> > functions in sql ( the example given was the difficulty of doing
> > a time series analysis ),
> >  Not sure if it is true.
> It is.
> > Is there a library interface to something like 'R' (which I know very
> > little about), that could be gradually exposed in gnumed ?
> You can load R right in PostgreSQL as a procedural language
> and use it within the GNUmed report generator. How about
> that ? ;-)
> > e.g. something like " select symptoms, temperature, blood pressure,
> > respiratory_rate, age, duration_of_symptoms, location from
> > patient_records group by location ", and then do some statistical
> > analysis function on the result.
> For that we'd have to add post-processing to query results
> and import an R binding. Which can be done but needs work to
> get done.

That's not too hard. I did this for my thesis. Just use rpy bindings and you 
can manipulate data all you want. Just have a script run the queries and work 
with the data. used it to calculate some statistics and plot the data with 

> Karsten

Sebastian Hilbert 
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