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

Kasper Daniel Hansen khansen at stat.Berkeley.EDU
Wed Aug 24 23:02:54 CEST 2005

What you do is this
   1) Make sure that X11 (and you probably want all of the Xcode cd)  
is installed. You do not need to reinstall the OS. The best thing is  
to download Xcode 2.1 from Apples website and start installing  
(remember to choose X11 under "custom" I think). At 680MB it is a  
massive download though.
   2) Install the R.dmg image from CRAN. When you do so, you have the  
option of choosing "custom" install.  Under custom options you can  
choose tcltk (and one other thing). Choose both.
   3) remember to have X11 open when you do the library(tcltk)

You might have to remove the tcltk libraries you installed yourself,  
but I do not really know...


On Aug 24, 2005, at 7:25 AM, Ben Bolker wrote:

>    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
> successfully.
>     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.
>     sincerely,
>      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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