[R] Problem in installing and starting Rattle

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Nov 15 12:13:39 CET 2010

On Mon, 15 Nov 2010, Dieter Menne wrote:

> kgorahava wrote:
>> I am trying to install and run Rattle on my Dell Laptop and I have Windows
>> 7 OS.
>> install.packages("RGtk2")
>> install.packages("rattle")
>>  library(rattle)
>> Rattle: Graphical interface for data mining using R.
>> Version 2.5.47 Copyright (c) 2006-2010 Togaware Pty Ltd.
>> Type 'rattle()' to shake, rattle, and roll your data.
>> When I type the below command, I get an error message.
> This had bugged me before, and reinstalling Rgtk over and over did not help.
> I got it to work after total cleanup of all GTk related files (use a global
> search!) and reinstalling Gtk. So old-version files had come into the way.

If they are in your PATH, they will (and we do also warn that 32-bit 
DLLs in the path for 64-bit R or v.v. will lead to confusion).

So just check your PATH: you can have multiple Gtk+ installations, and 
you need to if you use both 32- and 64-bit R (but you need to set the 
PATH appropriately).

> Dieter
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