Connect to Lucid using R

*will work for any JDBC db*

First you will need to install the RJDBC library. I did this using the R package manager (remember to include all dependencies).

The following lines connect to my local lucid instance, select the number of users from my pretend visitors table and stores the result in the ‘result’ variable.

driver <- JDBC("org.luciddb.jdbc.LucidDbClientDriver", "/Users/dan/Desktop/LucidDbClient.jar", identifier.quote="'")
conn <- dbConnect(driver, "jdbc:luciddb:http://localhost:8034", "sa", "")
result <- dbGetQuery(conn, "select count(*) from visitors")

Remember, be a good person and close your connection :)
You can find out more from about RJDBC here

Luciddb clojure (note to self)

connect to lucid with clojure and do something, anything.

(use '

(def db {:classname "org.luciddb.jdbc.LucidDbClientDriver"
  :subname "http://localhost:8034"
  :subprotocol "luciddb"
  :user "sa"})

(with-connection db
  (with-query-results rs ["select count(*) as ctx from reports.pages"]
  (doseq [row rs] (println (:ctx row)))))

the result is: 1400000 – very exciting. :ctx is the column identifier – this would, in scala/java look something like => rs getInt “CTX” || rs.getInt(“CTX”) if you want to be verbose!

There is a small amount of work to that has to be done before this code will run – we must first get the required lucid jars. I followed the steps described here: This resulted in maven_repository in the directory I ran mvn install. The problem was that the .jar wasn’t copied into that maven repo – the pom was. I did an ls of ~/.m2 and found a new lucid directory – again it had the pom & no jar. I copied the .jar to the same place as the pom and things worked. The thing i *really* hate about java** (and the langs that use the jvm) is the class path mess – perhaps python/perl have spoilt me.

☁  0.9.4  pwd

☁  0.9.4  ls
COPYING                   META-INF                  luciddb-0.9.4.jar         net de                        luciddb-0.9.4.pom         org

** the gem system … f&%$ ruby gems (i use zsh/ohmyzsh which, i am told, is part of the problem)

Jython & Lucid

Install jython

 brew install jython

or whatever package installer your machine has.
Install pip

 sudo easy_install pip

Install Virtualenv

 sudo pip install virtualenv

Create new environment

virtualenv -p /usr/local/bin/jython <your-project-name>

Activate virtualenv

cd <your-project-name>

source bin/activate (I use zsch & this works for me)

Install jip

 ./bin/pip jip

Run a query

from com.ziclix.python.sql import zxJDBC

db = zxJDBC.connect("jdbc:luciddb:http://localhost:8034", "sa", None, "org.luciddb.jdbc.LucidDbClientDriver")

cursor = db.cursor()

cursor.execute("select * from reports.watching where event_id = '757670'")

for row in cursor:
print row