[R] R GUI's on a Mac?
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Mar 14 12:05:20 CET 2006
>>>>> "PhGr" == Philippe Grosjean <phgrosjean at sciviews.org>
>>>>> on Tue, 14 Mar 2006 09:30:26 +0100 writes:
PhGr> Anyone who responds to Berton, please, CC me: I am
PhGr> also interested. Best,
(but then you do read R-help, and I disagree with Berton that
this should be answered in private only)
PhGr> Berton Gunter wrote:
>> A question for R users on Macs. AFAIK, R's Tcl/TK tools
>> allow one to build GUI interfaces to R's functionality
>> across all platforms. My question: How well do the TK
>> widget tools work on a Mac? More specifically, is there
>> any extra difficulty or complication in porting such
>> applications to a Mac? Is there any special requirement
>> for the Mac OS or version? Any glitches that should give
>> one pause?
I'm really not the expert here,
but John Fox' RCmdr relies on R's tcltk package,
and it's true that people can well install R on the Mac without
Tcl/Tk capabilities --- just seen a month ago in a course we taught.
For this reason, John has added instructions (based on help from
Rob Goedman) on how to install things on the Mac :
I think for Berton's question, the only necessary step is
JFox>>> 1) Install X11.app from Apple Install disks (this is a
JFox>>> must if you want to use any tcltk-based package with R.app).
>> Please reply privately, as this is not of general
>> interest to the list. Many thanks.
I disagree a bit and hence reply to R-help.
>> -- Bert Gunter Genentech
Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
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