[R-SIG-Mac] Rcmdr/tcltk help ...

Ben Bolker bolker at zoo.ufl.edu
Wed Aug 24 16:25:44 CEST 2005

   I blithely told a student that Rcmdr would be a good way for him
to do some statistical analysis (on his brand new OS X.4 system).

   He installed R and I helped him install Rcmdr.
   We looked at the FAQ and realized we needed to reinstall the OS to
include X11.
   We reinstalled R (which didn't work after the OS reinstall) and
reinstalled Rcmdr.
   Then we got the following error (see below) from tcltk.
   We downloaded fink.  Attempted to reinstall tcltk, apparently
    Still getting the error message.
   (We're starting R from a terminal window on the advice of a
message somewhere in the R archives.)

   I'm feeling on a bit of a downward spiral here ...  I wanted this
to be a "see, open source software can solve all your problems and
it's easy to get started ..." experience and that's not how it's
turning out.

   Has anyone seen this?  Can you help?  Things we should look for?
Is there an obvious environment variable that's unset?
   Skimmed the MacOS FAQ and searched the R archives and didn't see
anything obvious, apologies
if I missed something.

     Ben Bolker

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: R text
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 16:11:54 -0500
From: Adrian Stier <adrian.stier at gmail.com>
To: bolker at zoo.ufl.edu

R : Copyright 2005, The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
Version 2.1.1  (2005-06-20), ISBN 3-900051-07-0

[ cut out R boilerplate]

> library(tcltk)
Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... Error in fun(...) : Can't find a usable
init.tcl in the following directories:

This probably means that Tcl wasn't installed properly.
Error: .onLoad failed in 'loadNamespace' for 'tcltk'
Error: package/namespace load failed for 'tcltk'

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