[R] KeyboardSimulator mouse.get_cursor() Not Working

Martin Maechler m@ech|er @end|ng |rom @t@t@m@th@ethz@ch
Tue Oct 26 09:51:56 CEST 2021

>>>>> Sparks, John 
>>>>>     on Mon, 25 Oct 2021 15:36:07 +0000 writes:

    > Hi, I tried using the mouse.get_cursor() function in the
    > KeyboardSimulator library but it appears to no longer be
    > working.

    > When I first tried it I got an error message

    > Error in get_cursor() :

    >   function 'Rcpp_precious_remove' not provided by package
    > 'Rcpp'.

    > I installed and loaded the Rcpp library and then why I try
    > the get_cursor() function it freezes my Windows gui
    > version of R.

    > My Sys.info() is shown below.

    > Any help would be appreciated.

    > Thanks.  --John Sparks,

    >> Sys.info()
    >        sysname release version nodename machine login
    > "Windows" "10 x64" "build 19043" "SPARKS-PC" "x86-64"
    > "JSparks" user effective_user "JSparks" "JSparks"

BTW: A package *only* available on Windows

What was the answer of


when you asked him about the problem?
This is *the* approach to take first in such cases... unless
for standard R ("base" + "Recommended") packages or other
very very widely used packages, say ggplot2.

Best regards,

Martin Maechler
ETH Zurich  and R Core team

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