[Rd] tkrplot not working in R 2.13.0

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Wed May 4 18:43:02 CEST 2011

On 04.05.2011 17:46, Greg Snow wrote:
> The tkrplot package is not working in version 2.13.0 for windows.  I contacted the maintainer who unfortunately does not have easy access to a windows computer and says that it is working on the other platforms.


if he had access (like I do) he'd said it works for him. At least it 
does for me (under Windows Server 2008 and XP) and it also passes the 
CRAN checks under Windows, see e.g.

You may want to elaborate why you think it does not work and provide us 
with what you typed in R and what the actual error message is.

Uwe Ligges

> I traced the problem down to the line in the .First.lib function:
> .Tcl(paste("load", file, "Rplot"))
> With file being "C:/Program Files/R/R-2.13.0/library/tkrplot/libs/i386/tkrplot.dll" on my system.  I did check that the file exists and it can even be loaded using dyn.load, but when running the .Tcl command by hand it produces the following error:
> Error in structure(.External("dotTcl", ..., PACKAGE = "tcltk"), class = "tclObj") :
>    [tcl] could not find interpreter "Rplot".
> It works in previous versions of R, so I am guessing that this is due to some change in R, or the tcl with R 2.13.0, or how tkrplot was compiled under the new R, or possibly something else.
> Does anyone else have any insights?
>> sessionInfo()
> R version 2.13.0 (2011-04-13)
> Platform: i386-pc-mingw32/i386 (32-bit)
> locale:
> [1] LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252
> [2] LC_CTYPE=English_United States.1252
> [3] LC_MONETARY=English_United States.1252
> [5] LC_TIME=English_United States.1252
> attached base packages:
> [1] tcltk     stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods
> [8] base
> other attached packages:
> [1] TeachingDemos_2.7 tkrplot_0.0-19
> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
> [1] tools_2.13.0
> Thanks,

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