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

Ben Bolker bolker at zoo.ufl.edu
Fri Aug 26 14:13:56 CEST 2005

   thanks to all!
   choosing to install tcltk while installing R did the trick.
   I still ended up installing a lot of the Rcmdr dependencies
by hand (may just have been too impatient waiting for it to
do it automatically), but it's working now (with the exception
of rgl, which I will follow up separately elsewhere).

   Ben Bolker

Kasper Daniel Hansen wrote:
> 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...
> Kasper
> 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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