[R] tcltk

John P. Burkett burkett at uri.edu
Tue Apr 29 21:40:17 CEST 2008

On an x86 machine operating under Gentoo Linux, I'm having trouble with 
tcltk in R-2.6.1 (the latest version available through Gentoo's 
emerge/portage system). The problem first came to my attention when 
"install.packages("Rmetrics")" produced the following error message:
Loading required package: tcltk
Error in firstlib(which.lib.loc, package) :
   Tcl/Tk support is not available on this system
Error: package 'tcltk' could not be loaded

Then I tried "library(tcltk)" and again got the last 3 lines shown 
above. Doing "emerge --search tcl" shows that dev-lang/tcl 8.4.18 and
dev-tcltk/tcllib 1.6.1 are installed.

I would be most grateful for suggestions for diagnosing and fixing this 

Best regards,

John P. Burkett
Department of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
and Department of Economics
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881-0808

phone (401) 874-9195

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