[R-SIG-Mac] Rcmdr in Aqua TclTk

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Nov 22 17:35:22 CET 2010

On Mon, 22 Nov 2010, Michael Barton wrote:

> Thanks much. It sounds like this is a lot of work just to make 
> RCommander look a little nicer. You're right, I meant TclTk 8.5. 
> Aqua TclTk 8.4 had problems.

Is building R from source 'a lot of work'?  If you think so, I wonder 
what you would call the amount of work the developers do to bring you 
R ... and how you have shown your appreciation for that work.

On a Mac the Aqua Tcl/Tk 8.5 is a lot nicer (it was 8.5 that got the 
ttk widget set), but it is pretty much incompatible with R.app.
(The X11 widgets on my Mac look much uglier than on my Linux desktop, 
for example.)

> Michael
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> On Nov 22, 2010, at 1:32 AM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>> On Thu, 18 Nov 2010, Michael Barton wrote:
>>> Does anyone know if it is possible to run Rcmdr in Aqua TclTk (e.g.,
>>> ActiveStates TclTk 8.6)? Could any replies be sent to me directly
>>> since I don't subscribe to the list?
>> Well, there is no 'TclTk 8.6' yet (it's a beta), but 8.5.9 worked last
>> time I tried.  However, you will have to build R to use it, and use
>> (command-line) R and not R.app (the GUI).
>>> Thanks much
>>> Michael Barton

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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