[R] Error with Rcmdr package

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Wed Sep 3 04:41:39 CEST 2008

Dear Nguyen D Nguyen,

The tcltk package is part of the standard R distribution. I'm not sure why
you got this error, and you don't provide any details about your friend's
system (OS, version of R, version of the Rcmdr package). To see why the
problem lies, you might try loading just the tcltk package via
library(tcltk). If that doesn't work, then something must be broken in the R
installation or perhaps Tcl/Tk isn't installed on the system.

I hope this helps,


Original message:

Nguyen Dinh Nguyen n.nguyen at garvan.org.au 
Mon Sep 1 02:09:28 CEST 2008 
Dear all,
A friend of mine, who just installed Rcmdr package. When calling the
package, the error as following comes up. And actually, I've checked in CRAN
packages, the tcltk package doesn't exist anymore, but tcltk2.
Any help is appreciated
Nguyen D Nguyen
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Sydney, Australia

Loading required package: tcltk
Loading Tcl/Tk interface ...Error in structure(.External("dotTclObjv", objv,
PACKAGE = "tcltk"), class = "tclObj") :
  [tcl] invalid command name "se".

Error : .onLoad failed in 'loadNamespace' for 'tcltk'
Error: package 'tcltk' could not be loaded

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McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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