[R] Where is the tcltk package? --- Summary
r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Fri Apr 8 04:37:08 CEST 2011
Summary of what I've learned:
(1) The tcltk package ***comes with R***; one does not install it from CRAN.
(2) In order for it to work, you need to have the *development* version of
tcltk installed on your system.
(3) Under Ubuntu Linux you can obtain the aforesaid development version by:
sudo apt-get install tcl8.5-dev tk8.5-dev
(I still don't know what one does if that number 8.5 changes --- as new
releases come about. How does one find out the number of the latest
release of tcl/tk?)
I hope that this may be of use to someone in the future.
P. S. Another thing I learned over the course of this inquiry is that I can
get the binary of R for Ubuntu (and save a bit of time and effort over
the process of installing from source) via
sudo apt-get install r-base r-base-dev
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