[R-SIG-Mac] Re: Rcmdr package

Jan de Leeuw deleeuw at stat.ucla.edu
Tue May 13 16:06:22 MEST 2003

For our purposes, OS X just another Unix, and thus it uses
X11 for graphics, and it uses the tcl/tk compiled for X11.

There is no R for OS X yet that uses the native(Aqua) tcl/tk.
You can run R by using the Python IDE and Rpy, and then
r.library("Rcmdr") works and puts up a native tcl/tk interface.
But this does not call back properly to the underlying R yet,
which is not that surprising since it has to go
through the Rpy, Tkinter, and Python layers to get to R.
Many things can go wrong on the way.

On Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at 11:17 AM, John Fox wrote:

> Dear Jan,
> Thank you for checking this out. I don't know much about OS X. Is 
> there a problem running Rcmdr outside of X11?
> Regards,
>  John
> At 10:45 AM 5/13/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>> http://www.socsci.mcmaster.ca/jfox/Misc/Rcmdr/
>> Works fine if R is started from a Terminal window on Mac OS X and we 
>> use
>> X11.
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> John Fox
> Department of Sociology
> McMaster University
> Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M4
> email: jfox at mcmaster.ca
> phone: 905-525-9140x23604
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